Tofu and Cabbage Fritters
Light and fluffy, these mild flavored fritters make a great side dish or beer snack. Made with tofu, cabbage and tuna, it's nutritionally balanced, too!
Photographed by Taku Kudo
Beans & Tofu
Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- Approx. 120 g cabbage
- 1/2 block momendofu (200 g)
- 1 can tuna (in oil; small) (80 g)Note
*Or tuna in water.
- 1 piece ginger (grated; small)
- 1 egg (small)
- Japanese mustard, as needed
- Soy sauce, as needed
- A pinch of pepper
- Vegetable oil
Wrap the tofu in paper towels. Place a weight on top to press out as much water as possible. Thoroughly drain the canned tuna.
Coarsely chop the cabbage. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of salt and set aside.
Put the drained tofu and tuna in a bowl. Squeeze out excess water from the cabbage and add to the bowl. Combine with the grated ginger, beaten egg and a pinch of salt and pepper. Divide into six equal portions and shape into oval patties.
Squeeze out as much water as possible from the cabbage. This will keep the fritters from becoming soggy.
Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan to a height of about 1 cm. Place over heat and lay the patties inside. Fry both sides until golden brown.
You can alternatively cook the patties in 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.
Plate up and serve with Japanese mustard and soy sauce.