Separate the Japanese leek into green and white parts and set aside the white parts.
Chop the green part of the leek. In a bowl, mix the minced chicken with salt, sake, katakuriko, and chopped leeks.
Knead well until it develops a sticky consistency, then divide into 3 portions.
Cut the white part of the Japanese leek into 3 portions. Wet your hands with sesame oil and wrap the white leek stick with the meat mixture. This yields 3 portions.
Cook on a heated pan over medium heat.
Roll them as you cook to cook them well through the middle.
Slice them into 3-4 portions each and they're done!! Serve with lemon if desired.
Story Behind this Recipe
My children love chicken patties, but I want them to eat vegetables, so I made this recipe. It also has a very nice sesame oil aroma!
It is very nice if you use thicker Japanese leeks, but it takes time to cook all the way. Cook slowly or, alternatively, cut the leek into half lengthwise, then wrap with the meat mixture.