Taro Root & Fluffy Fried Tofu with Edamame

Taro Root & Fluffy Fried Tofu with Edamame

This fried side dish made from taro root and tofu is great for a snack! You can make the shapes with a spoon for simplicity.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Taro root (boiled)
200-250 g
Firm tofu
150 g
Ground pork
150 g
Hulled edamame (frozen)
about 50 g
●Grated ginger
about 5 cm
●Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
●Bonito flavored dashi stock granules
4 g (1/2 package)
1 teaspoon
a small amount
For coating:
as needed


1. Either boil or microwave the taro root! Once softened, place in a bowl and mash (if boiled in vacuum packaging, you can just mash them inside the package for convenience).
2. Thoroughly drain the tofu, then break it up and add it to the bowl from Step 1. Add the ground meat and edamame, then mix everything together while mashing the taro root and tofu.
3. Add all of the ● flavoring ingredients and continue mixing. Use plenty of ginger and pepper, if you like -- it's delicious that way.
4. Fill a wide container with plenty of katakuriko, and use a large spoon to scoop out a spoonful of the Step 3 mixture. Coat it in the katakuriko.
5. While coating, the mixture may be soft from the taro root. Gently coat, taking care not to smash it.
6. Fry in 170 ℃ oil until golden brown, and they're complete! They're already flavored, so enjoy them as-is.
7. Make a ton and serve them up to guests on a big plate.

Story Behind this Recipe

Taking a hint from taro root croquettes I had before, I used a katakuriko coating for a more Japanese-style flavor, and for simplicity. My family and friends all loved it!!