Mix together all of the ☆ ingredients to make the mayonnaise-miso sauce.
Cut the mochi into easy to eat pieces and lay them in a gratin or shallow casserole dish. If the mochi cakes are frozen, defrost naturally or thaw in the microwave, and then cut them up.
Microwave for 1 minute at 600 W to soften the mochi.
Lightly toast the wiener sausages in the toaster oven. Once they have a nutty fragrance, cut into easy to eat pieces.
Place the wiener sausages in the gratin dish or casserole, and top with the mayonnaise-miso sauce.
Sprinkle on the melting cheese and cover completely with panko to make the surface crispy.
Bake for 5 minutes in the toaster oven at 1300 W. When it begins to lightly brown and bubble, it's finished. Optionally scatter with flavored seaweed.
This is a main dish type gratin version, with chicken and white onion Recipe ID: 1646097
Story Behind this Recipe
I was trying to come up with ways to use mochi cakes, and this is what I created.
The baking time in your toaster oven will probably be different from mine, so please check on the gratin while it's cooking and adjust the time. I think you can use any number of additional ingredients besides the mochi. Try with whatever you have in your refrigerator.