Fried Yuba Rolls
Fried Yuba rolls are delicious and can be made using ordinary spring roll wrappers or fried tofu wrappers instead of Yuba.
8 slices dried yuba (substitute tofu skins or eggroll skins)*, each about 8 inches square
2 ounces yam, peeled and finely diced
8 fresh shiitake or button mushroom caps, finely diced
1/2 ounce carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
dash white pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
salt, for garnish
*Yuba is the skin that forms on the surface of boiled soymilk. Sold dried into sheets, it is a high-protein ingredient with a variety of uses. You can use fried tofu skins or even eggroll skins if you can't find Yuba.
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1. Wrap each slice of dried yuba in a wet cloth, and leave for about 30 minutes until soft
2. Place the yam, shiitake, and carrot in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cornstarch, and mix well.
3. Lay out the yuba slices, divide the vegetables into 8 equal portions and place each portion on top of a yuba slice. Fold the yuba over to make rectangular envelopes, and seal using the flour-and-water mixture. Preheat the oil to 340°F (170°C) and deep-fry the envelopes until golden brown.
4. Cut the yuba envelopes in half and arrange on a serving dish, garnished with salt.
[If yuba is not available, use fried tofu skins, eggroll wrappers or rice-paper wrappers.]