It's important to turn the cutlets every two minutes for even browning.
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 teaspoons rubbed sage
2 large eggs, beaten
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Fresh spinach leaves (optional)
Garnish: fresh blackberries
How to Make It
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 blackberry preserves, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in salt.
Remove silver skin from pork 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 a 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.
Stir together breadcrumbs, pecans, and sage in a shallow bowl.
Dredge pork in breadcrumb mixture, dip in beaten eggs, and dredge again in breadcrumb mixture.
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 pork over fresh spinach, if desired. Drizzle with vinegar mixture; garnish, if desired.
Note: Nutritional analysis does not include spinach or garnish.
Ended up having to use Center Cut Pork Loin chops boneless (no pork tenderloin available); prepared the sauce and breading per recipe and used the fresh blackberry garnish. My wife said it was the best pork she'd ever had! Paired this with smoked gouda grits garnished with fresh chopped parsley and grilled asparagus. Definitely goes in the menu rotation!
I really loved the pork tenderloin. The flavors were incredible and the meat was very tender. I did not like the sauce and was disappointed with it's taste. Adding sugar to it might have made it better but it found it's way down the drain. I would make the pork again for a weekday meal or even for company. I did make a few changes: used panko breadcrumbs and fresh sage. I ended up putting the meat in the oven to finish cooking while my roasted carrots and potatoes finished their last ten minutes of cooking. The pork is a must try though!