FRIED TOFU WITH SESAME SEED TOPPING AND KAESHI SAUCE
INGREDIENTS FOR TOASTED TOFU
250gms Tofu Block
3 to 4 tbsp of white Sesame seeds
oil as required*
Remove the Tofu from the wrap press and remove the water from it, cut them into rectangles.
In a bowl mix both bread crumbs and sesame seeds in small portions, so you won’t be wasting both of them, use them as needed.
In an other bowl mix corn flour with water and make it into a pancake consistency and keep it ready.
Dip these rectangles in the corn flour batter first then into the bread crumb mixture.
Heat a small pan and toast these Tofu pieces on both the sides carefully until golden brown in colour.
* I have indicated this star to tell you that I have not mentioned the exact measurements and these things are totally used approximately. A small tip I could give you is when making the corn flour batter do not add too much water start with little water and when mixing water you will start to know how it reacts and how corn starch gets settled down in the bottom.., If you are new to this concept, it is better that you add around 1 or 2 tsp of plain flour which helps in making the consistency of the batter.
adapted from here
170 ml dark soy sauce
30 ml Mirin
25 gms sugar
About this recipe and if you are too keen on learning Japanese dishes and love it.., it is better to go the website, as she discusses about the use of different kind of Mirin., The one I have used is an alcohol free.
Put the Mirin in a pan bring to boil, lower heat and simmer a bit
Add sugar and still till everything is melted
Now add soy sauce let it warm up slowly, do not allow it to boil, when it starts bubbling switch of the stove and keep it aside.
If any scum has formed on top of it, skim off carefully.
She says Kaeshi can used straight away but tastes best when left for about a day,
This can kept for several month under refrigeration in an air tight container.
You can even add more sugar to taste if you like it sweet…
I think my daughter added more sugar as to her liking…
So you can increase decrease the contents as you like it.