Salty Fried Firm Tofu

Salty Fried Firm Tofu

The texture isn't the same as chicken but you can get the same fried flavor.

Ingredients: Roughly 12 pieces

☆ Firm tofu
200 g
☆ Mayonnaise (low-fat mayonnaise is fine)
A little less than 2 teaspoons
☆ Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Salt (please read the hints)
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Katakuriko
2 tablespoons
☆ Garlic (from a tube)
Just under 1 cm
☆ Ginger (from a tube)
Just under 1 cm
Cake flour (batter)
As needed
Frying oil (canola, olive oil)
As needed


1. Thoroughly drain the water from the firm tofu. Add the ☆ ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Sprinkle cake flour onto a plate. Form the mixture in the bowl into bite-size balls and roll around on the plate to cover them with the flour.
2. Add plenty of oil into a frying pan and heat. Form the balls into nugget shapes and fry in the oil.
3. To remove the moisture from the tofu I place the tofu onto a plate without plastic wrap and heat in a microwave at 600W for 2 minutes. Place a chopping board or slightly heavy bowl on top of the tofu when it has cooled.
4. The batter is too soft so you can wet your hands, shape it into a ball, roll on the plate and fry it like that.

Story Behind this Recipe

I haven't been able to get hold of the right chicken to make a certain salty fried chicken that I like at my local supermarket. I wanted to eat it so I used convenience-store tofu to make fried tofu and made something similar.