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Delicious Vegetarian Pan Fried Nuggets (Vegetarian)

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Today I introduce you to “Delicious Vegetarian Pan Fried  Nuggets” made from soybean powder. In Japan, we call the soybean powder “Dried Okara” and use it for many recipes as a meat substitution, to make the dish extremely healthy and to increase the amount of food in the dish. For example, We add Okara or we substitute it for the meat when we mix meat balls, hamburger steak,…etc. Of course we use Okara by itself in some recipes too.

This is Dry Okara I used in this recipe.

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Okara is made while making tofu so it is high in protein, fiber, vitamins and Calcium. In Japan there is fresh Okara but it lasts only a few days so recently we have tended to use Dried Okara. When you use Okara for cooking, mix it with water. It is going to have a hard mashed potato texture, and it has no smell and no taste. That is why using Okara doesn’t change the taste of dishes and why we use it a lot.

In this recipe, I use only 3 main ingredients, Okara, Tofu and grated cheese. If you like to add meat, you can just add it to this recipe or you can use your favorite ground meat instead of tofu. If you don’t like tofu aroma very much, you can add some lemon juice. This makes the dish have less of a tofu aroma.

The recipe is very easy.

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Soak Okara into water.

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Mix every ingredient.

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Make into a nugget shape and cook in a pan.

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{Ingredients (15 pieces)}
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½ cup Dry Okara

¾ cup Water

7 oz. (Half Pack) Firm Tofu

½ tsp. Salt

1 Tbsp. Flour

1 Tbsp. PANKO or Bread Crumbs

1 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil (for pan-frying)


Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Delicious Vegetarian Pan Fried Nuggets

Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

14 thoughts on “Delicious Vegetarian Pan Fried Nuggets (Vegetarian)

  1. another yummy vegetarian dish!! 🙂

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  2. These look kid friendly. I can’t wait to try them out on family and friends. 🙂

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  3. I would love to make this! Looks great!

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  4. Pingback: Healthy Japanese Traditional Side Dish “Okara” | Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food

  5. I am going to see if I can find this powderful powder at my asian supermarket! These nuggets look quite fab & so tasty too! YUM!

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  6. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  7. Thanks for stopping by. Love your inspiring recipes! Will be in Japan at new year in case you have any restaurant recommendations, x

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