Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of meat. It’s tender, lean and extremely versatile. Whether you grill it covered with a spice mixture, slow cook it in BBQ sauce or bake it in a sweet glaze, it always comes out tender and delicious. Since a pork tenderloin goes so well with everything, I figured there’s no reason it shouldn’t be fantastic with peanut butter. I found the pork recipe in a magazine but paired it with a peanut sauce to make an unbeatable meal. These are better than any chicken fingers I’ve ever had!
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (or 3 slices whole wheat sandwich bread)
1 large egg white (or 2T egg substitute), beaten
1/2 cup almonds
1t garlic powder
1/2t kosher salt
1/4t ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and coat it with cooking spray.
2. If you are making your own bread crumbs, tear the 3 slices of bread into a food processor and pulse until broken into small crumbs. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, until browned. Then place breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic powder, salt and pepper in the food processor and pulse until the almonds are coarsely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
3. Place egg white in another shallow dish. Dip both sides of each pork slice in egg , then dip and coat into the almond mixture, then place the pork on the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 16 to 18 minutes.