The fresh flavours of these patties go with just about anything, whether the rest of your menu is Asian-inspired or not.
1 lb ground pork
1 green onion, finely sliced
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ t powdered ginger
½ t sesame oil
¼ c chopped cilantro
¼ c panko breadcrubs
½ t salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with hands until uniformly blended.
Form into four patties. Brown in a lightly-greased frying pan over medium low heat for roughly eight minutes per side.
Serve hot, with soy sauce for dipping, if desired.