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Aburaage: A Deep-Fried Japanese Delicacy


Aburaage is a deep-fried Japanese delicacy that’s prepared using frying oil and firm tofu. Aburaage is twice-fried to create delicious fried tofu pouches that are then used in other recipes, such as sushi or soups!

Aburaage is surprisingly easy to prepare by yourself at home, too, but it makes for an excellent addition to so many other delicious recipes. Keep reading to find out how to make deep-fried tofu pockets!

What is Japanese aburaage?

Japanese aburaage is a delicious component of many different dishes. Aburaage is often also known as fried tofu skin or tofu pouches because the cooking process allows the tofu to puff up, with a pocket in the middle.

Firm tofu first needs to be pressed to remove all the excess liquid. This stage of the recipe is integral to the process, and it’s important to use firm tofu rather than soft or silken tofu. The tofu needs to be able to hold its shape well through the deep-frying process, and soft tofu can quickly fall apart in the frying oil.

It’s then deep-fried twice over to give it that unique puff and a golden brown coating on the outside. The finished aburaage is wonderfully soft and packed full of protein.

It works particularly well as a meat substitute too because aburaage easily takes on the flavours of the food around it. Deep-fried tofu is perfect for marinating or for seasoning. It readily absorbs the flavours and has only a mild flavour itself. We love preparing aburaage to use in Japanese dishes like inari sushi

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