Tofu Skin Rolls Recipe

Chichi Wang

Recipe Details

Tofu Skin Rolls Recipe

Active 45 mins
Total 90 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 4 ounces tofu skin

  • 12 ounces ground pork

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 tablespoon minced or finely grated fresh ginger

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce

  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 3 dried shiitakes, rehydrated and minced

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium canned or homemade chicken stock

  • 2 cups vegetable or canola oil

  • Cilantro or green onions


  1. Soak tofu skin in a large bowl of water until softened, about 30 minutes. Remove from water. Line the sheets up on a cutting board and roll into a cylinder. Cut crosswise into 1-inch segments, at least a foot in length.

  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine pork, egg white, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, and minced shiitake. Mix with hands to combine.

  3. Using about 2 tablespoons of meat filing per segment of tofu skin, roll up the filling in the tofu skin, forming fairly tight cylinders. Combine remaining teaspoon soy sauce and teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl and stir with a fork until homogenous. Add chicken stock and set aside.

  4. Heat oil in the wok to 350 F. Fry the cylinders of tofu skin, a couple at a time, until the surface is light brown and somewhat puffed up. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  5. Line up all the fried rolls in a shallow bowl that can fit into a metal or bamboo steamer. Pour the sauce over the rolls, and steam over high heat for 15 minutes, flipping the rolls halfway through. Steam until the skin has absorbed at least half of the sauce. Serve immediately, garnishing with cilantro or green onions, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
483 Calories
39g Fat
6g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 483
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1467mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 435mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)