These are my crispy aburaage fried tofu spring rolls, they are super delicious straight out of the oven but just as perfect for a bento . Why not try to make them for yourself.
First you will need to make your filling I used a mixture of julienned carrots finely sliced, finely sliced spring onion, red pepper, hakusai ( Chinese cabbage ) and bean sprouts to that mix in some schichimi pepper and a dash of tamari or soy sauce and a little finely grated ginger. Sauté this in a pan in a little sesame oil until tender then put aside.
Now prepare your aburaage, I used the kind you can find already made frozen like these ones, defrost them and do not wash off the oil that they were fried in.
Take your aburaage and cut off three sides leaving one of the longer sides.
Then carefully pull apart to make a square sheet and tip sideways to make a diamond shape.
Get your Prepared filling and put a line of filling across your aburaage then fold in the sides and the bottom like an envelope and then roll.
After you have finished all three you can either put them in a pan with no oil ( there is enough oil already on the aburaage when it was fried this is why we didn’t wash it off )
Or what I like to do is put them in the oven until they are nice and crispy on the outside ( around 15-20 minutes)
Take out the oven and serve with something like a chilli dip or soy sauce.