Cut the chikuwa into four equally sized long strips. Cut each sausage into two, on the diagonal. Prepare the eyes using cheese and nori.
First, boil the sausages until they curl up a bit. You can attach their eyes after you boil the sausages.
Roll up the chikuwa strips and secure with picks.
Attach a sausage under each chikuwa roll. Adjust the positioning to your liking.
I baked these in the toaster.
Finally, add an eye to just one side each. They're done! You can stick them in a bento or serve them up as a side dish.
Story Behind this Recipe
The story is that I wanted to make some cute, easy, and easy-to-eat snails out of the items I had on hand for my child's bento lunchbox. I'd been using these snails from some time ago, but my child had been eating these up so happily that I thought I should upload the recipe!
The steps written here are only guidelines. Make these snails in the way that's easiest for you. You can also wrap some cheese, shiso leaves, ham, etc. together with the chikuwa for an even tastier snail!