Russian Burgers (Kotlety)
ground beef or
meat of your choice
salt and ground black pepper to taste
or more as needed
or as needed
or to taste
Combine pork, onion, garlic, and egg in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add water a little at a time, stirring until pork mixture absorbs it and reaches the consistency of sour cream.
Pour bread crumbs onto a plate. Scoop up medium-sized balls of the pork mixture with a tablespoon and drop into the bread crumbs; flip to coat both sides.
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry patties, in batches if necessary, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
If needed, you can add some bread crumbs to the meet mixture to help it thicken up or to help with the stickiness.