08 January 2015

Tofu with Minced Pork Balls 鲜肉豆腐丸

Gabriel told me he has another shaky front teeth, he said he can't chew food, he claimed he is a vegetarian but the problem here is he also can't eat the green vegetable...another big challenge for me to make a new dish for him! 

Today dig out a pack of Japanese tofu crumbs from my pantry, with a box of medium firm block tofu and a pack of minced pork I made this new dish Tofu with Minced Pork Balls for him. He finished 8 meat balls in a meal!!! I wonder is this because he is a picky eater or I have problem with my cooking! Lol!  

This meat ball is soft and fluffy, not the bouncy firm texture. With the fluffy tofu in the minced meat, it created a unique combination of flavor. 


(yield: around 44 pieces, it depends on the size of meat balls)
396g medium firm tofu block
500g minced pork
half small carrot, finely chopped
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp salt
a dash of ground black peppers
1.5 tbsp tapioca flour
1 egg
a pack of Japanese tofu crumbs
cooking oil for deep frying

1. Chop the tofu into small, use both hands to squash the tofu into fine. 
2. In a bowl place the minced pork, add the tofu, finely chopped carrot. Stir with a pair of chopstick to combine the mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir in one direction until the mixture is gluey.  Place in the fridge for 15 mins. Take out and divide into small meat balls.
3. Place the tofu crumbs in a plate, heat up oil in small pot. Roll the meat ball one at a time on top of the tofu crumbs. When the oil is ready for deep fry, lower the heat to medium before deep fry the meat ball. Fry until it is golden brown, serve warm. 

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