Tofu doesn't have to be boring and tasteless. Kick things up a notch with crunchy and flavorful agedashi tofu.
1 (12-14 oz) block extra-firm silken tofu
1 cup dashi broth
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp mirin
Canola oil, for deep-frying
2 cups potato starch
1 Tbsp Shichimi Togarashi
Green onions, finely chopped
Let's get Cooking...
Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Drain tofu liquid in the sink. Cut tofu into 1-inch-thick matchsticks. Place tofu sticks on the paper towel and pat completely dry on all sides using more paper towels.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot, about 350ºF.
In a wide dish, combine potato starch, Shichimi Togarashi and salt. Dredge the tofu pieces completely in the potato starch mixture. Fry in the skillet until all sides are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
In a small sauce pot, combine dashi, soy and mirin. Bring to a simmer and turn off heat. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer sauce to a small bowl.
Serve tofu immediately with sauce. Garnish with green onions and nori.