Thursday, March 24, 2011
Aburage are pieces of prepared tofu used as an ingredient in dishes. I cut tofu blocks into flat pieces -squared or rectangular, I then drain the liquid and fry them up in oil. I then remove them from the fryer, and pour boiling water over them to take off the excess oil. When cooled, they are pressed to remove any of the boiling water that was soaked up.
They end up as puffed pieces of cooked, browned tofu that you can open like a pouch.
Aburage are used as a wrapper for food, or chopped-up as an ingredient in other dishes such as stir fries or like this dish. I stirred the Aburage with Komatsuna...Japanese spinach.