Dubujeon – Pan-fried Tofu

Jeon (Pan-fried Delicacies), are a variety of pan-fried meats, seafood, or vegetables which are usually dredged in four and egg before frying. Dubu Jeon is a common banchan served with Korean meals. The mild flavor is a great counterpoint to many spicy or fatty meals..


1 pound block medium or firm tofu

Egg Batter

Flour Dredge Mix

vegetable oil for frying

  • Egg Batter
    • 2 each eggs
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 each green onions
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Flour Dredge Mix
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 tablespoon rice flour
    • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • Sauce
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon Korean chili pepper powder (use more or less to taste)
    • 1 small green or spring onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds



  • Place tofu on a clean, lint free kitchen towel, and place a second towel on top of the tofu.
  • Place a weight (small plate with a 16 – 20 ounce can of xxx) on top of the tofu, and let drain for about 45 minutes.
  • Slice the tofu in half lengthwise, then slice each half into 6 pieces.

Flour Mix

  • Place ingredients in a shallow bowl and mix well.

Egg Batter

  • Fine chop the green onion.
  • Mince the garlic.
  • Whip the chopped onion, minced garlic, and salt into the eggs.


  • Fine chop the green/spring onion.
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well.


Lightly oil a frying pan and heat over medium heat.

Dredge the tofu slices in the flour mix, then dip in the egg mixture and place them in the pan.

Cook until golden brown on one side, flip and cook until golden brown on the other side.

Pour remaing egg mixture into the pan and spread in a thin layer.

Cook until lightly browned then flip and finish the other side.

Slice the egg into thin strips and garnish the tofu.

Drizzle with the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About 4 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 140.23

Calories From Fat (48%) 66.64

Calories From Protein (25%) 34.95

Calories From Carbohydrates (28%) 38.64

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.48g 12%

Saturated Fat 1.44g 7%

Monounsaturated Fat 2.26g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.12g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 70.07mg 23%

Sodium 278.09mg 12%

Potassium 197.58mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates 9.57g 3%

Fiber 0.68g 3%

Sugar 1.2g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 8.89g

Protein 8.85g 18%

Vitamin A 203.4IU 4%

Vitamin C 2.1mg 4%

Calcium 47.38mg 5%

Iron 1.72mg 10%

Vitamin E 0.46mg 5%

Vitamin D 5.67IU 1%

Thiamin 0.13mg 9%

Riboflavin 0.14mg 8%

Niacin 0.71mg 4%

Vitamin B6 0.08mg 4%

Folate 24.38mcg 6%

Vitamin B12 0.21mcg 4%

Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg 3%

Vitamin K 24.19mcg 30%

Phosphorus 127.28mg 13%

Magnesium 29.52mg 7%

Zinc 0.78mg 5%

Copper 0.2mg 10%

Manganese 0.12mg 6%

Selenium 7.51mcg 11%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 88.21g 0%

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