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Fluffy Ganmodoki Tofu Fritters with Sakura Shrimp

Fluffy Ganmodoki Tofu Fritters with Sakura Shrimp

Homemade light and fluffy ganmodoki tofu fritters.
Looks like they're hard work but they're actually very easy.
Freshly fried and piping hot, they're delicious!

Ingredients: 12 fritters

Tofu
1 block (400 g)
Carrot
1/2
Onion
1/2 small
Green beans
5
Sakura shrimp
1 handful
Katakuriko
5 tablespoons (adjust as necessary)
Oil for deep frying
Canola Oil
as needed

Steps

1. Drain the excess water from the tofu very well.
2. Finely chop the carrot.
3. Finely chop the onion.
4. Cut the green beans into small pieces.
5. Combine the carrot, onion and green beans into a bowl.
6. Add the drained Step 5 tofu and katakuriko and blend well.
7. Add the sakura shrimp to Step 6 and mix well.
8. Drop bite-size spoonfuls Step 7 into hot oil.
9. Deep-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.
10. Eat with tempura dipping sauce or ponzu ♪ I recommend adding ginger to the sauce ☆
11. If you use silken tofu, the batter will be a bit looser, so add more katakuriko until it's firm enough, adjusting the amount as you mix. I personally prefer making the fritters with silken tofu because they turn out very light and fluffy.
12. This is also delicious with chopped shiso leaves instead of green beans.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my tofu-loving husband.
I wanted to make him an unique tofu dish.