Kids Love It: Simplified Tofu Ball Recipe!

Get ready to dive into a delicious and straightforward recipe for making tofu balls. This version is designed to be easy to follow, ensuring that even the most novice cook can whip up these flavorful treats. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out, this recipe will guide you through the process with clear, concise instructions.


- Tofu

- 2 eggs

- Green onions

- Ginger

- Salt

- Chicken essence

- Thirteen spice

- Carrots

- Ham

- Coriander

- Light soy sauce

- Breadcrumbs

- Starch


1. Prepare the Tofu: Start by crushing the tofu into a fine paste. This will help it absorb the flavors and become tender when cooked.

2. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the crushed tofu with the eggs, green onions, ginger, salt, chicken essence, thirteen spices, carrots, ham, coriander, light soy sauce, breadcrumbs, and starch. Make sure to mix everything well so that the tofu is evenly coated with the seasonings.

3. Form the Balls: Take a portion of the mixture and form it into small balls. You can adjust the size of the balls based on your preference.

4. Cook the Tofu Balls: Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tofu balls and fry them until they are golden brown. This usually takes about 10-12 minutes, but keep an eye on them to avoid burning.

5. Serve: Once the tofu balls are done, they can be served immediately. They're great as a snack or a side dish.

Additional Tips:

- If you're using an air fryer, you can follow the same steps but use the 'fries' setting and fry the tofu balls for about 10-12 minutes. The color might be a bit lighter, but they'll still be delicious.

- For those who prefer baking, you can lay the tofu balls on a greased pan, brush them with a thin layer of oil, and bake at 425°F – 450°F (220°C – 230°C) for about 25-30 minutes until they're golden brown and firm to touch.

Enjoy your homemade tofu balls! They're a versatile dish that can be easily customized with different ingredients or flavors.