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Japanese Agedashi Tofu

Japanese Agedashi Tofu

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:ChefJackie
"This quick and easy Japanese fried tofu recipe is a great appetizer. Crispy fried cubes of tofu are served with a tasty sauce and chopped green onion."


  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package firm silken tofu
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon dashi granules
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Place the block of tofu between sheets of paper towels. Set a plate on top; add a 3- to 5-pound weight to the plate. Press tofu for 15 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, combine water, soy sauce, mirin, and dashi in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove weight, plate, and paper towels. Cut tofu into 3/4-inch cubes. Place flour in a bowl and lightly coat tofu with flour.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy pot and fry tofu until golden-brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Fry in batches if necessary so as not to overcrowd the pot. Place fried tofu in a serving dish and pour sauce on top. Sprinkle with green onions.