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Five-Cplored Fried Tofu (Japan)

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 16 oz Tofu
  • 1 sm Celery stalk
  • 2 oz Carrot
  • 2 oz Green pepper
  • 3 Shiitake, fresh or dried
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Sesame oil
  • 4 tb Flour
  • Vegetable oil, for
  • -deep-frying
  • Ketchup and Szechuan
  • -pepper-salt


By: Junko Lampert, The Tofu Cookbook (Japan)

1. Press tofu with a light weight.

2. Mince vegetables and shiitake. When dried shiitake are used, prepare
them according to instruction.

3. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the last two. Knead
thoroughly. Add a little more flour if the mixture is too soft.

4. In a frying pan or wok heat the oil to 350F/180C. Drop spoonfuls of the
mixture into it and fry to a golden color.

5. Serve hot with ketchup and Szechuan pepper-salt.

SHIITAKE ... Black mushrooms from Asian, sometimes available in fresh form,
but usually you will be using dried ones. Soak in water to rehydrate and
clean. Cut off and discard the stems. Strain the water in which the
shiitake were soaked (a coffee filter works well to catch the grit/sand)
and use liquid in soup or sauce.

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