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Cook without Deep-Frying! Youlinji-Style Firm Tofu

Cook without Deep-Frying! Youlinji-Style Firm Tofu

I made this dish by frying tofu, so it's easy and healthy.
But it's satisfying!
You can make this voluminous dish with an inexpensive ingredient. It's great.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Firm tofu
2 blocks
Katakuriko
as needed
Vegetable oil
as needed
Youlinji sauce (Recipe ID: 2202727)
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Water
1/2 tablespoon
The white part of a Japanese leek
about 10 cm
White sesame seeds
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. To make the youlinji sauce: ①...Add the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and water into a heatproof dish, and microwave for about 1.5 minutes at 600 W.
2. ②Add the minced white part of the Japanese leek and white sesame seeds to Step ①, then mix.
3. Wrap the firm tofu with 2 layers of paper towels, and leave them for a while. After draining the excess water, cut into bite-sized pieces.
4. Wrap the firm tofu with paper towels, and place in a sieve which sits on top of a container. Cover with a lid, and leave it for about half a day in the fridge. You can remove a lot of excess water by doing so.
5. Heat a frying pan, and add vegetable oil. Coat the Step 3 firm tofu with katakuriko. Place in the pan, cover with a lid, and fry.
6. Fry for a while, remove the lid, and flip. Fry without the lid until the surfaces become crispy.
7. Serve on a plate, and pour the Step 2 sauce as much as you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had leftover sauce from when I cooked youlinji with chicken breasts. I tried pouring it over fried firm tofu, and it was delicious, so I uploaded this recipe...