Inexpensive and Healthy Teriyaki Tsukune Patties with Frozen Tofu

Inexpensive and Healthy Teriyaki Tsukune Patties with Frozen Tofu

Tsukune patties made with frozen tofu have the texture and taste of tsukune made with chicken meat, even my husband was fooled. An inexpensive recipe to serve before payday.


Frozen tofu (silken)
100 g
*Leek, enoki mushroom, other vegetables of your choice
100 g combined
* Panko
10 g
* Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
* Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
* Egg white
* Salt
A pinch
* Pepper
A pinch
Extremely Delicious Teriyaki Garlic Sauce
Recipe ID: 517956
Egg yolk
on the side


1. Freeze a block of tofu (around 300 g) for more than a day. Defrost and wring the excess water. You should have about 100 g.
2. Mix the tofu and the * ingredients and form into patties. If the mixture is too soft, add more panko to adjust.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry both sides of the patties.
4. Add the Extremely Delicious Teriyaki Garlic Sauce, and coat the patties with the sauce so they become shiny.
5. If the tofu mixture is still loose, adjust by adding more panko.
6. If you are adding egg yolk, adjust by adding more of the * ingredients.
7. I increased the amount of the * ingredients so that I could make lots of patties from 1 block of tofu without affecting the final result.
8. Try it with this Extremely Delicious Teriyaki Garlic Sauce (Recipe ID: 517956)

Story Behind this Recipe

When I started living on a tight budget, I tried to think of meatless dishes with a meaty texture. I realized that frozen tofu has a texture similar to chicken, and went through some trial and error to come up with this recipe.