Dooboo Boochim – Tofu Jun

If you enjoy tofu, this recipe is a simple Korean way to make it more interesting. If you are vegan, stop reading, if you are vegetarian you might enjoy this recipe if eggs are permitted in your diet. To anyone reading this tofu is a greatly contested food, as to whether it is good for you or bad for you. If you eat tofu, you should research it for yourself if the benefits outweigh the counter. I eat tofu on occasion, and I enjoy it with soy sauce. However, I am neither vegetarian or vegan and I just eat it because its a good source of protein at a low amount of calories.

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What to Know About Dooboo Boochim

There is nothing special about making dooboo boochim its very simple to make, dip tofu in egg and fry it. However, there are many types of tofu, and there are a variety tastes and textures. One should try different types and textures to find the one that suits their taste best. For me, I like this recipe best with soft tofu. To me soft tofu has a better texture than firm tofu, and when eaten this way its better than just eating plain tofu. The egg wrapper gives the tofu more structure and a better taste.

Dooboo Boochim Sauce With Jazz

Often times Koreans have dooboo boochim with just plain soy sauce. However we like to have dooboo boochim with dipping sauce that has some jazz. We enjoy a sauce that has some savory taste and some zing to it. The sauce we make is also what we have with zucchini jun and fish jun recipes. We mix together soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, gochujang, and some seasonings that gives this food much needed flavor and complexity.


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  1. Gather the ingredients for making Tofu Jun.

    Dooboo Boochim - Ingredients
  2. Cut the tofu down to size.

    Dooboo Boochim - Slicing
  3. Place a sheet of paper towel on a plate. Slice tofu and place them on the paper towel to remove excess water.

    Dooboo Boochim - Drying
  4. Season tofu lightly with salt. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

    Dooboo Boochim - Salting
  5. Whip eggs in a bowl.

    Dooboo Boochim - Eggwash
  6. Lightly pat tofu with paper towel to remove rest of the water.

    Dooboo Boochim - Drying
  7. Dip tofu into an egg, coat evenly.

    Dooboo Boochim - Bathe the tofu in egg
  8. Start a non-stick pan with avocado oil on a low heat.

    Dooboo Boochim - Frying pan
  9. When the oil is ready, gently place each tofu in the pan. Change heat to low medium.

    Dooboo Boochim - Frying
  10. After 3-4 minutes, flip tofu. The top of tofu should be light brown color.

    Dooboo Boochim - Frying
  11. Cook until the other side becomes light to golden brown.

    Dooboo Boochim - Frying
  12. Serve with the dipping sauce!

    Dooboo Boochim
For the Dipping Sauce
  1. Mix the above ingredients and serve.

    Dooboo Boochim - Sauce
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Chef Tips: Making great Dooboo Boochim (Tofu Fry)

Use a skillet that is made for pan frying. Pan frying is much like deep frying except that with pan frying you use only enough oil to immerse the food half way.  In pan frying you cook food on one side then flip the food over and cook the other side. This is different then deep frying where you fry the food completely immersed. With pan frying you want to dedicate a heavy cast iron pan for frying food, so it becomes seasoned properly for frying.

Cast Iron frying pans become seasoned over time to the type of food you cook in them.  For this reason you want to dedicate a cast iron pan for the type of food you cook.  For instance, frying pans used to fry potatoes, rice, or pasta build up starch and get "seasoned" over time for cooking starches, making the pan not stick to starches. In the same manner, pans used to fry fats, oils, and meat get "seasoned" for cooking fats, oils, and meat, making the pan not stick for fats, oils, and meats. If you mix the two, everything will almost always stick, leaving you frustrated with food always sticking.

The type of cooking pan that I recommend most for pan frying is a heavy cast iron pan. The heaviness of the pan absorbs and traps heat, keeping the oil a constant temperature while cooking. Once the cast iron pan is seasoned it wont stick to fats, oils, and meats making it a very useful tool in your kitchen.  I recommend cast iron skillets below in this carousel were hand picked by me for pan frying.

To make Dooboo Boochim, start by preparing your ingredients placing them near the stove where you can work each step. Have the prepared and salted Tofu on one plate. Have the whipped egg prepared in a bowl that is wide enough to dip the Tofu. Finally, have a clean plate to rest the prepared chicken. Once your assembly line is ready. Follow the instructions below.

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