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AGEDASHI DOFU (TOFU)

Deep-fried Tofu serve with savory dashi broth
Cook Time 20 mins
Pressing time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • frying pan, bamboo mesh tray, tray,

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g firm Tofu
  • 3 tbsp potato starch
  • oil for frying

Dashi Broth

    • 1 cup Dashi
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp Mirin

    Condiment

    • 3 to 4 tbsp "Daikon Oroshi" Grated Daikon
    • 1 tsp ginger
    • Mitsuba leaves

    Instructions
     

    Preparing Tofu

    • Cut your firm tofu into 1-inch slices.
      Lined them on the bamboo tray and put a plate on it.
      Place a wait over it and leave it until the excess moisture is removed for about 20 mins.
      The weight should not be too heavy, it’s twice as much as the tofu weight.
    • Pat dry the pressed Tofu and remove moisture from the surface.
      Dust with potato starch.
      Leave a while and the surface becomes wet, then dust again. 
      Dust twice to make a thicker layer of the crust
      , and then it's going to avoid splashing in hot oil.
        
      When you deep-frying, the potato starch crust should be moistened. 
      That makes crust really crispy. 
    • Heat the oil up to high, 180°C (356℉) and deep fry the Tofu for about 5 to 6 minutes or until crispy to touch.

    Savory Dashi Broth

    • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil, and put in Katsuobushi, and boil for about 7 to 8 minutes.
      Discard Katsuobushi, and transfer a cup of the Dashi into another small pot. 
    • Add in 1 tablespoon of mirin and light soy sauce.
      If you don’t have light soy sauce, you can use a less amount of regular soy sauce and add just a pinch of salt to make it light in color, or we say golden color Dashi.
      Bring it to a boil to evaporate the alcohol, set aside until used.

    Condiment

    • 〈Daikon Oroshi〉
      Grate the daikon raddish.
      It is known as "Daikon Oroshi," a traditional condiment to reflesh the palate.
      It balances out the richness and lightness.
      And it contains digestive enzymes that will improve your digestive system.
      〈Ginger〉
      Grate a small amount of fresh ginger.
      〈Mitsuba leaves〉
      Cut into 1-inch length.

    Assemble

    • Transfer the deep-fried Tofu in a shallow dish and topped with Daikon Oroshi and grated ginger.
       Ladle over the generous amount of tasty Dashi broth.
      Sprinkle Mitsuba to add a refreshing aroma.
      You’re Agedashi Tofu is done!
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