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Tofu Cheese Balls

By June 30, 2021No Comments

Moriyama, Yukiko. Quick & Easy A Taste of Tofu; Mastering The Art of Tofu Cooking. Tokyo: JOIE, Inc., 1988.


28 oz firm tofu, well drained

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 tablespoons cornstarch

4 slices cheese, chopped

4 slices cooked ham, chopped

Oil for deep-frying


Beat tofu and mix with soy sauce, salt, pepper and cornstarch.  Set aside.  Mix chopped cheese and ham. Place about 1 tablespoon of tofu mixture on palm of hand and flatten out with fingers.  Place 2 teaspoons cheese and ham mixture on top.  Cover with 1 tablespoon of tofu mixture.  Form small ball.  Repeat.

Heat deep frying oil to 350°F.  Deep fry balls until golden brown.  Serve hot with dipping sauce (mix together 3 tablespoons ketchup & 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce).

Makes about 20 1-1/4 inch diameter balls.

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