Spread a large sheet of plastic wrap on a big cutting board. Sprinkle the katakuriko on the plastic evenly.
Spread the pork on top, overlapping the slices a little. Season with salt and pepper, and put the 2 slices of cheese in the middle.
Dredge again with katakuriko.
Lift up the plastic wrap and wrap the cheese with the pork. Press down with your hands over the plastic.
Combine the ★ ingredients.
Spread oil thinly in a pan and pan fry the layered pork. Turn over when browned on one side, turn the heat down to low and cover with aluminium foil.
When the pork is cooked through, add the combined sauce ingredients and coat the pork with it. When the sauce has thickened slightly, it's done. Cut into easy to eat pieces and serve.
I stir-fried bean sprouts beforehand, line a plate with it and serve the pork on top. Serve with vegetables of your choice.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a surprisingly hearty dish using thinly sliced pork offcuts. My husband thought it was chicken the first time, and he was surprised, as I predicted. Since it's not a lump of meat, it's very tender, and even my 4 year old loved it and ate a big portion!
If you use plastic wrap you can form the layered steak very easily. Make sure to fold in the sides so that the cheese won't come melting out while pan frying.