There is a vegetarian food called ‘Ganmodoki’ which means ‘mock wild-goose meat’. It’s a fried tofu fritter made with vegetables and sesame seeds. This ‘Tofu Balls’ is not vegetarian food as I used prawns and egg but very similarr to ‘Ganmodoki’. Firm Tofu is recommended as it is quite dry. If you use Momen tofu or soft tofu, you must press-drain them very well to remove water.
Firm Tofu 500g
Ginger 1 teaspoon *grated
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Mirin 2 teaspoons
Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon
Potato Starch Flour 2 tablespoons
Edamame Beans removed from pods 1/2 cup
Prawns (cooked or uncooked) 10 *use less if large size *cut into 1cm pieces
Oil to deep fry
- Break down and mash Tofu, add other ingredients and make it into paste texture.
- *Note: If you use Momen Tofu or soft Tofu, you must press-drain them very well to remove water.
- Add Edamame and Prawns and combine well. Divide the mixture and make flat balls.
- Heat deep frying Oil to around 180C and fry the tofu balls for 4 to 5 minutes or until nicely browned.