Monday, June 23, 2008

The best thing EVER....

One of the things we miss the most about living in the midwest is the meat. Some people say they can't taste a difference, but we can. Every time we go home to visit we usually get some meat from the meat locker in town.

One time we brought back 50 lbs of beef jerky, crazy...yes. (We obviously didn't have kids back then.) We took orders from people at work who had tried it before, and we actually had to limit how much they could get. We had one guy that got 5 lbs, and would have gotten more if we had let him. It is some really good stuff, and you also can't beat the price, but really..... Now we don't say anything, and we only bring back some for ourselves(meanies). We rarely get jerky, usually just hamburger, steaks, summer sausage, beef your mouth watering yet?

The last few times we've brought back pork tenderloins.
What's that?
Never heard of them?(It must really be an Iowa thing)
Oh, they are only the best thing ever!
Basically they are cuts of pork that are tenderized (makes sense, tenderloins)
And here's the best way to make them....

1.Dip it in an egg and milk mixture.

2. Coat it with Ritz cracker crumbs.

3. Deep fry it in oil (I use peanut oil) until it's golden brown.
I suppose the professionals use a deep fryer, I hate the mess.

4. Let it cool, you don't want to burn your mouth on this cause you really want to be able to taste it.

5. Put it on a bun with your choice of mustard, ketchup, pickles, onions, whatever you like.

It's really too bad you can't just get a little taste from the picture, you know you want some. Just give me a call the next time you're in town and we'll have you over. Or you can get yourself to our small and obscure hometown in Iowa and visit the meat locker and get your own.

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  1. Look at you being all, the pioneer woman cooks with your step by step cookery pics. Very impressive!

  2. WHAT? I didn't know that everyone didn't have pork tenderloins. CRAZY! I guess I'm super Mindwestern, we have them about every two weeks.


  3. Wow, I grill whole pork tenderloins regularly now - we love them. They're also delish marinated and seared on the stove, then baked in the oven. You can even buy them at the market pre-packaged and already marinated.

    But your way looks way yummy and my mouth is watering. Ditto to Carol - love the step by step cooking photos!

    Is your kitchen still clean?!?

  4. there is NOTHING better than a pork tenderloin. period.

    and yours my friend looks delish!!