If The Thought Of Tofu Creeps You Out, You’ve Definitely Never Tried It Like This


If I’m being honest, just the thought of tofu used to creep me out. I don’t know if it was the consistency, the tastelessness, or just the look of the food, but I could not see myself enjoying it.

But then I was introduced to this recipe. It combines two of my favorite things — fried food and seafood. If both of those sound good to you, you’re going to want to give this a whirl.


Here’s what you’ll need for these fried tofu and shrimp balls:


  • 14 ounces of tofu
  • 1/2 pound of minced shrimp
  • 3/4 cup of diced water chestnuts
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Flour
  • Egg wash
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying


  1. Combine the tofu, shrimp, water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, pepper, and salt in a bowl and stir.
  2. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil and stir.
  3. Grab a spoonful and mold it into a ball with your hands. Repeat.
  4. Dip the ball into a bowl of flour, then egg wash, and panko.
  5. Fry for a few minutes in oil until golden brown. Serve with more soy sauce for dipping.



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