Pecan Pork Tenderloin Cutlets
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 5 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- Garnishes: fresh blackberries
1. Bring vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 6 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in preserves, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in salt.
2. Remove silver skin from tenderloin, leaving a thin layer of fat covering meat. Cut pork into 8 slices. Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.
3. Stir together breadcrumbs and pecans in a shallow bowl.
4. Dredge pork in breadcrumb mixture, dip in beaten eggs, and dredge again in breadcrumb mixture.
5. Cook 4 pork slices in 2 tsp. hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 minutes or until done, turning every 2 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining pork and oil. Serve with vinegar mixture, and garnish, if desired.
It's important to turn the cutlets every 2 minutes for even browning.