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Perkedel Tahu: Deep Fried Tofu Fritters

Perkedel Tahu: Deep Fried Tofu Fritters

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Tofu & tempe
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Halal


Perkedel tahu is a patty made of deep fried mashed tofu and eggs, and is a variant of the more common perkedel kentang made of potatoes. A delicious, protein-rich snack.


  • 450 g tofu (2 square blocks)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 large shallots, peeled
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • Oil for deep-frying

Perkedel tahu ingredients


  1. Coarsely pound or blend the shallots, garlic, pepper, and salt. Set aside.

    pound the shallots, garlic, pepper, and salt

  2. Mash the tofu.

    Mash the tofu

  3. Add a little water to the wheat flour to make a smooth, thick paste.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the flour and stir.
  5. To the large bowl with eggs and flour, add the pounded paste from step 1, along with coriander and spring onions. Mix well.

    Add the pounded paste to the eggs and flour

  6. Add the mashed tofu. Mix well.

    Add the mashed tofu

  7. Take a spoonful of the mix and place it on your palm. Roll into a ball, and use the spoon to help make it compact and evenly-shaped. Do this until the bowl is empty.

    Roll into a ball

  8. Heat a generous quantity of oil in a wok or a pan, for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, add the balls one by one. Fry for 2-3 minutes each side, until golden brown.
  9. Serve with a serving of sambal kecap.

    Perkedel Tahu served wtih sambal kecap


  • Do not use silken tofu (usually used in Japanese and Chinese cuisine). This will make the whole fritter fall apart while frying.

Keywords: Common ingredients, non-spicy, eggs