Cut off the ends off the green beans, the cut them into 3 even lengths. Cut the atsuage into bite-sized pieces, and pour over boiling water to drain the excess oil.
Add all the ★ ingredients into a pot, and bring to a boil, then add in the Step 1 ingredients. Bring to a boil again. Place a small, light lid that sits right on top of the food (otoshibuta) and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Remove the small lid, and continue simmering for about 5 minutes over low heat. Please be careful not to evaporate the broth completely. And you're done.
This is 'Ganmodoki' (small deep-fried fritters made of tofu and various ingredients) & Green Beans. This is also delicious.
Story Behind this Recipe
Enjoy the comforting taste of a Japanese mother's cooking.
Using 'Ganmodoki' (small deep-fried fritters made of tofu and various ingredients) instead of atsuage is also delicious. Please be careful not to evaporate the broth completely during Step 3. Try to watch over the pot at all times.