Light and Fluffy Homemade Ganmodoki - Fried Tofu Fritters

Light and Fluffy Homemade Ganmodoki - Fried Tofu Fritters

Homemade ganmodoki are delicious! You can make a big batch and freeze them to store.

Ingredients: 15 fritters

Firm tofu
2 blocks
250 g
1/4 of one carrot
The green part of green onion or scallion
2 stalks' worth
Hijiki that's been soaked in water and rehydrated
50 g after soaking
1 teaspoon


1. First the prep. Cut the carrot piece into fine julienne, chop the green part of the green onion finely, and soak the hijiki seaweed.
2. Mix the tofu and okara together in a bowl.
3. Add the carrot, green onion, hijiki and salt, and mix together.
4. Rub a little cooking oil* on your palms, and form the mixture into patties. They should be about the size of your palm. (*cooking oil not listed in the ingredients.)
5. Deep fry the patties in 180℃ oil for about 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown.
6. Eat with grated daikon radish, grated ginger, and/or ponzu dipping sauce, or whatever you prefer.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made these ganmodoki using environmentally friendly and inexpensive okara!! Eating these freshly fried and piping hot will change all your preconceptions about ganmodoki.