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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich

A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles, and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!

A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!

Ok, I don't say this about many things .... but you HAVE TO try this Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich!! If you are planning on making any recipes from my blog this recipe should be one of them! That is how much I love this sandwich. Seriously .... just do it!!

A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!

If you are from the Midwest, you have probably had a BPT (Breaded Pork Tenderloin) or two in your life .... if you live anywhere else, you are probably wondering what the heck this Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is and what all the commotion is about it?! There are not enough words to describe how amazing this sandwich is ... trust me! It's crunchy, juicy, tender, amazing porkiness wrapped in a bun! I'm pretty sure I hear angels singing ....

Traditionally, this sandwich is topped with all kinds of bad-breath inducing ingredients (pickles, mustard, and onion - hello?!), but you could top it however you like. Brian likes it with BBQ sauce ..... whatever. Unless you have a hot date, I can't encourage you enough to try it the traditional way! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich definitely ranks up among my top 3 favorite sandwiches in the history of ever!!

A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!


Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients 
  • 1 pork tenderloin - cut off 6 to 8 slices (½ to 1-in. thick), reserve the rest of the tenderloin for another use
  • 4 eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • 2 sleeves of saltine crackers
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

1. Make an egg wash with the eggs and a splash of milk in a pie pan or similar sized bowl. Beat mixture well. Set aside.

2. Place both sleeves of crackers in a large zip-top bag, squeeze as much air out as you can. Crush the crackers with the rolling pin until the pieces are crumbs. Place in a pie pan or similar sized bowl. Set aside.

3. Place one piece of the pork on a plastic cutting board. Top with Saran wrap. Use the rolling pin to hit the pork, flattening it - working from the center out, flattening into fairly thin slices. Repeat with remaining pork slices.

4. Lay out enough aluminum foil on your counter to comfortably hold all the tenderloins.

5. One at a time, dip the pork pieces into the egg mixture, coating both sides well. Then place in the cracker crumb mixture, coating both sides well. Remove to the aluminum foil to rest while you repeat with remaining pork slices. Do not stack them on top of each other!

6. Let the tenderloins rest about 10-15 minutes so the breading stays on during frying. Meanwhile, heat oil to 375 degrees F.

7. Fry the tenderloins one or two at a time, depending on the size of your fryer, until golden brown. Flip once during frying to ensure even browning. Drain on paper towels.

8. To serve, place on hamburger buns and top with mustard, pickles, and onions ... or your choice of toppings.

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A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!

How about you .... what is one of your favorite sandwiches? I would love for you to tell me in the comments!

A Midwest favorite! This Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich is fried until golden brown, then topped the traditional way with mustard, pickles and onions! You have to try this sandwich!!

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8 comments:

  1. Oh My Heavens!! I grew up in Illinois and LOVED me some pork tenderloins. And it is impossible to find them out west (az). I will definitely be trying this recipe soon. Thanks so much!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy it and maybe, it'll bring back fond memories of tenderloins in Illinois :)

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  2. This looks delicious! I have never used tenderloin for frying but I do love it, so I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it :)

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  3. This is one of the things that we always have to get from one of the midwest festivals!!! Now I don't have to wait for the next fair to happen:-) Showing this off on Trick or Treat Tuesday:-)

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  4. There used to be a grungy little bar that served the best tenderloin sandwiches. One of those places I wouldn't have stepped a foot in, except I knew everyone from the plant I worked at went there to eat. Thanks for the recipe, I will be making these.

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  5. This tenderloin sandwich looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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  6. I made this recipe tonight and it was awesome and I also shared it with my readers here http://queenofsavings.com/hand-breaded-tenderloins.html/.

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