Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pork Tenderloin Nuggets

Nuggets do not have to be deep fried. We like coming up with creative and healthier ways of making foods that are normally fried. We took a pork tenderloin and cut it up into nugget sized pieces. First we rolled the pieces in flour, second we dipped the pieces in a beaten egg and finally we rolled the pieces in panko. Panko is a type of bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating for fried foods.  Sometimes, instead of using panko, we crush potato chips and toasted bread together. Miss Vicky chips work really well and add a lot of flavour (and calories if you add too much).We baked the nuggets in the oven for 25 minutes without turning them and broiled them for the last 3 minutes.

This way we know exactly what the nugget is made of instead of "mechanically separated" meat. I don't even know what that is, nor do I want to find out.

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