Tofu Edamame ‘Fish’ Cakes Recipe
Whoever said tofu was boring and tasteless has surely never tasted these tofu edamame cakes! Crispy on the outside and silky on the inside, these cakes are also filled with a little ham and cheese. Dip them in sweet and tangy tonkatsu sauce and you have a dish that’s sure to be a success with kids and the pickiest eater. The texture and flavor are so far off what you usually expect from tofu that you will think they are fish cake size chicken nuggets, I kid you not! The healthiest ‘chicken’ nuggets you’ll ever eat! 😛
Tofu is a wonderful ingredient to work with once you become familiar with it. The more I cook with tofu and the more I want to create unique ways to present it. From fried tofu pockets to glazed with a dengaku style miso sauce, or even whipped into a chocolate mousse, I feel like I am just beginning to scratch the surface of this amazing ingredient!
When I thought about making tofu edamame ‘fish’ cakes I wanted to create something fun that most people would enjoy eating, and so serving them with a barbecue style sauce seemed like the perfect combination. If you can’t find tonkatsu sauce there’s no need to worry; ketchup is always a reliable substitute to fall back on. If you don’t like ketchup then pair them up with whatever dipping sauce you usually eat your nuggets with and I am sure they will taste just as good! After all, these tofu edamame cakes aren’t meant to be served as fancy food but rather as casual, no frills, wash ’em down with a beer bites. Cheers!