Dienstag, 26. Juni 2012

Tofu fritters

Today I made some tofu fritters. I needed something which is not too hard to chew and to go with a light vegetable soup, lost a few teeth yesterday while visiting the dentist... will be replaced soon...

For the fritters you need:

 200 g firm tofu, well sqeezed between kitchen towels

1 big geen spring onion, chopped finely

2 Shiitake, chopped finely

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 small knob ginger, grated

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon corn starch

Crumble tofu with a fork into very fine crumbles, stir in all the other ingredients and kneat well by hand. The batter is a little bit soft. Heat oil in a wok and form small patties. Fry 4 patties just until golden while turning them once. This will be done in a blink. Fry the next batch.

Serve with soy sauce and chopped spring onions or with soup.

For the soup I cooked different vegetables as carrots, broccoli, radish leaves, summer squash, daikon, spring onion and shiitake in a dashi stock (made from scratch with roasted dried sardines, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, mirin, water, sea weed and bonito flakes - filtered for a clear broth). Just slice vegetable in bitesize pieces and add according their textures - add soft leaves at the end of cooking time. I cooked everthing a little longer because I cannot chew firm food very well.

Tofu fritters draining on a paper towel to get rid of oil

1 Kommentar:

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Wow, your tofu fritters are vegetarian, and your soup is almost vegetarian!
Dashi made from scratch sounds wonderful.