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Salty Tofu Tatsuta-age

Salty Tofu Tatsuta-age

I'm a big fan of tofu. This crispy and salty tatsuta-age is a great appetizer with beer.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Firm tofu
1/2 block or more (to your liking)
Herbed salt (Krazy Salt, salt and dried herbs, garlic powder, etc)
to taste
Katakuriko
as needed
Vegetable oil
as needed

Steps

1. Drain the tofu thoroughly, then cut into bite-size pieces. Lightly sprinkle with herbed salt to season. Dredge in katakuriko.
2. Heat a generous amount of oil in a frying pan, and fry the tofu until golden brown. Drain excess oil, and transfer to a serving dish. Taste, and sprinkle with with more herbed salt if necessary, and it's done.
3. I used this brand of herbed salt, which has powdered tomato to give color.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat a simply-flavored and crisp and salty fried tofu, and this was what I came up with!