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Natto Tofu Fritters

Natto Tofu Fritters

Just mix natto and tofu together and pan fry. They're very easy, so they're great for breakfast! If you shape small patties, they're great packed in bentos too! [I added a variation for baby food]

Ingredients: 10 pieces, 5 cm in diameter

Firm tofu
200 g
Natto
1 small pack - about 50g
Egg
1
Katakuriko
2 teaspoons
Aonori
to taste
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
If making as baby food:
Tofu (firm)
1 tablespoon
Split bean natto
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko
1/2 teaspoon
Aonori
to taste
Salt
to taste

Steps

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (if the natto came with a sauce packet, put that in too).
2. Heat oil in a frying pan, and drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan.
3. When each side has been fried to a golden brown color, they are done! They're good on their own, or dipped into ponzu sauce.
4. If you add ground meat, they will become natto tofu burgers. I think they'd be good with cheese, although that would increase the calories.
5. [Edit] The mixture is hard to form, so shape them small so that they are easy to flip over.
6. [Edit] They won't be as fluffy, but if you drain excess moisture from the tofu before making the mixture, it will be easier to form.
7. I tried it with ginger in the mix as well as on top. Ginger stimulates your digestion.
8. [As baby food] Mix the split natto, tofu, katakuriko and aonori together, and pan fry in a frying pan coated thinly with vegetable oil. That's all.
9. [As baby food] You can add a little salt. The mixture is soft, but if you make them small, you can easily flip them.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make something that would be light on the stomach when I wasn't feeling too well.
It's not oily, so it won't sit heavy in your stomach even if you eat a lot.