Atsuage (Deep Fried Tofu) is a very popular ingredient among Japanese people because it is a cheap source of protein. The outside is puffy and a bit crunchy but inside is a smooth silky tofu. Atsuage is excellent to eat on its own or cook with other vegetables.
I first introduced atsuage in my post, Kanazawa-style Simmered Chicken and Tofu (Jibuni). In the post, I talked about atsuage with sample photos and explained where the name came from. I also used atsuage in Stir-fried Choy Sum with Deep Fried Thick Tofu….