You can't make inari-zushi (a type of sushi where the pocket is filled with sushi rice) or kitsune udon (udon noodles topped with slightly sweetened aburage) without them.
then the are the
fukuro-ni and the fukuro-yaki
fukuro means bag and is referring to the pockets being stuffed with some kind of filling, then they are either simmered (ni) or grilled (yaki), they are also common additions to nabes (hotpots) especially oden.
The filling can be anything from natto to meats to tofu to eggs to vegetables.
Here is a picture of the grilled one:
and the simmered one:
what are some of your favorite fillings?
and what other things do you do with aburage?
Edited by torakris, 17 July 2003 - 10:08 PM.