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A Drinking Snack: Aburaage Filled with Shiso, Bacon, and Cheese

A Drinking Snack: Aburaage Filled with Shiso, Bacon, and Cheese

Aburaage (fried tofu skins) are stuffed with bacon, shiso leaves, and cheese like a sandwich, then pan fried. These are great drinking snacks!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Aburaage
2 slices
Easy melting cheese
a fitting amount
Sliced bacon
2 slices
Shiso leaves
4 leaves
Ponzu or storebought gelée (as you like)
a suitable amount

Steps

1. Using kitchen shears, cut 3 edges of the aburaage open, leave the fourth (long side) attached. Open the aburaage and lay two shiso leaves on top.
2. On top of the shiso leaves, lay the bacon and cheese. Close the aburaage up again like a sandwich.
3. Toast both sides of the filled aburaage from Step 2 in a nonstick pan. It's best to cook it slowly over medium heat.
4. You can also toast the sandwich in a toaster oven. Place the sandwich on a toaste oven tray, and cook for 5-10 minutes for a perfectly done snack. Aim for a lightly browned surface.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this from what I had in my refrigerator. It was so good I thought I would share the recipe.