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

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016  —  By Amanda Black  
Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Amanda hails from the great state of Maine. In the past, she's written for sites like TheKnot.com, ShermansTravel.com, and Thrillist.com. On ViralNova, you can catch her covering animal cuteness, travel, DIY tricks, and everything in between!

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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