Cheese-Flavored Okara Crackers in the Microwave

Cheese-Flavored Okara Crackers in the Microwave

Why do these taste like cheese when they don't have any? The answer is okara and salt. Easy measuring, simple ingredients, and microwave cooking!
These are super easy crackers that are really crispy.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 persons' worth

Fresh okara
80 g (1 heaping cup)
Cake flour
20 g (2 heaping tablespoons)
Vegetable oil
3 tablespoons
Sugar (I used soft light brown sugar)
6 g (1/3 tablespoon)
Salt (coarsely ground)
3 g (1/5 tablespoon)


1. Combine all ingredients except for the vegetable oil. Mix so that the water from the okara blends evenly with the other ingredients. There's no need to dry-roast the okara.
2. Add vegetable oil and stir until smooth. Gather into one lump. Press it down with the back of a spoon, or use your hands.
3. Cover your workplace with parchment paper and spread out the dough to about 3 mm thick. Poke in holes with a fork.
4. Microwave for 5 minutes. Take it out when it's half-done, and chop into desired sizes. (*Leave the microwave open to expel the humidity.)
5. (*Wipe water droplets in the microwave.) Flip it over and microwave for another 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool, and they're done.
6. [Variation] Add herbs or aonori seaweed if you like!

Story Behind this Recipe

Okara is so nutritious and yet extremely cheap. I'm trying to make all sorts of things with it.