I have a dear friend who is originally from Indiana. She talks about this sandwich which is famous out in the Midwest. A simple sandwich made with simple ingredients but packed full of flavor. So one day out of the blue I attempted to make this amazing sandwich and surprise her with a tasting. Of course I added my own twist to it with an interesting cherry mayo. Jill's Midwest Pork Sandwich.
- 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 sleeve saltine crackers
- 1 egg
- Hamburger buns
- Dill pickle
- 1/2 cup cherry preserve
1. Cut the pork tenderloin into 2 inch medallions. This should make roughly maybe 3-4 separate sandwiches. With a mallet and under some plastic wrap or carefully on a cutting board, pound the individual medallions down into large cutlets of pork.
2. Meanwhile take saltine crackers and place in a plastic bag and pound down into crumbs. Sit a dredging station up with flour in one bowl, egg mixture in another and then the cracker crumbs.
3. Dredge in flour, then in egg, then in crumbled saltine crackers.
4. In a large saute pan pan fry the pork cutlets in butter for at least 3 minutes on one side and then flip until golden brown. Remove and let drain on cooling rack.
5. Combine cherry preserve and mayo in a bowl.
6. Now for the construction part, spread some mayo on the bun. Place pork cutlet on other side. Top with some lettuce, dill pickle and serve.
This sandwich was DELICIOUS. Jill stated she loved the addition of the cherry mayo and made her miss home a bit.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes