Atsuage/thick deep-fried tofu

 

Always douse with boiling water before using to remove excess oil from the surface. Thick deep-fried tofu (top of image) is also called "atsuage" or "namaage" in Japanese, and is tofu that has been sliced to about 2 cm (0.8 in.) thickness and then deep-fried.

Nutrition

High in both protein and fat.

Connoisseur Selection / Storage

This tofu is deep-fried to golden brown on all sides. Store in a refrigerator and use up as quickly as possible.

Cooking Tips

For Japanese cooking, atsuage is used in grilled, simmered, stir-fried, hot pots and similar dishes. This tofu is also a suitable ingredient for Chinese and ethnic cuisine.

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