Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Abura - Age (Deep Fried Tofu) Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Abura - Age (Deep Fried Tofu)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    1 hrs

    20 mins

    PinkCherryBlossom's Note:

    Deep fried tofu, or abura-age, is used in soups, one pot cookery, noodle dishes, and in many other ways. It can also be delicious all by itself as a topping on a bowl of rice (domburi). Deep fried tofu can be purchased at most Asian food stores, but it is easily made at home, and all that you'll need is a wok for the deep frying and a colander for rinsing and draining. Deep fried until crisp and golden brown on the outside, abura-aga is amazingly white and soft on the inside! Preparation time includes pressing time.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (250 g) package of regular firm tofu
    • 600 ml vegetable oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Remove the excess moisture from the block of tofu by wrapping it in a clean towel and placing it between 2 cutting boards, let stand for an hour or two.
    2. 2
      Now cut the tofu block into triangle shapes, about two inches long.
    3. 3
      Pour the oil into the wok and heat, when you dip a chopstick into the heated oil and bubbles rise from it the oil is ready for use.
    4. 4
      If the oil smokes it is too hot.
    5. 5
      Using the wok's spatula, slide the tofu triangles one at a time into the hot oil.
    6. 6
      Fry on both sides until golden brown.
    7. 7
      Scoop the triangles out of the wok and allow them to drain on the wok's draining grill (or place on paper towels).
    8. 8
      Once the triangles are drained and cool, it's a good idea to give them a second deep frying.
    9. 9
      This deepens their golden color and makes them nice and crisp.
    10. 10
      Place once again on the grill to drain and cool.
    11. 11
      The final step requires that you place the fried tofu triangles in a colander and run very hot water over them. I put the colander in the sink and allow the hot water from the faucet to run over the tofu, while I simultaneously pour boiling water from a pot over the triangles. This hot water bath completely leeches all remnants of oil from the tofu, resulting in tofu that you would never imagine as having been deep fried.
    12. 12
      Pat dry the tofu and serve with rice or noodles and a little shoyu, or use the fried tofu in another recipe.

    Browse Our Top Soy/Tofu Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 11, 2009

      55

      This recipe is perfect. My husband is Japanese and we eat this often in Japan. I wanted to make it for us when we are home in the USA. I followed the directions almost exactly, except I didn't cut the tofu into triangles and I didn't fry it the second time, because it was a beautiful color from the start. Rinsing in the boiling water until it is soft is the ket to making it taste authentic. It's not crispy after that, and it's not supposed to be! Thanks for posting the recipe! Arigato!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 05, 2009

      55

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Abura - Age (Deep Fried Tofu)

    Serving Size: 1 (419 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2422.7
     
    Calories from Fat 2413
    99%
    Total Fat 268.1 g
    412%
    Saturated Fat 35.2 g
    176%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 18.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.6 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 12.9 g
    25%

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites