Okaki (Deep Fried) Crackers Made with Pre-Cut Mochi

Okaki (Deep Fried) Crackers Made with Pre-Cut Mochi

Turn leftover mochi into Okaki (deep fried) crackers! They are crispy and delicious.

Ingredients: with 5 pre-cut mochi squares

Pre-cut dried mochi squares (store-bought variety)
1 tablespoon
1 1/2 teaspoons
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
as needed


1. Cut the mochi in half horizontally, then cut into 1.5 cm squares. (You don't need to be super precise.)
2. Transfer the mochi onto a sieve, and let them dry (under cold air if possible) for 5~7 days.
3. Heat up deep-bottomed frying pan or fryer with vegetable oil and deep-fry the dried mochi. They'll burn if the oil temperature is too high, so deep-fry on a low temperature for a while.
4. Once they turn golden brown, drain away the excess oil on a paper towel. Transfer into a plastic bag with the salt and sugar, then shake them to seasone and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I created this recipe to enjoy leftover mochi. I added a small amount of sugar, and made it sweet and salty.