Recipe For Health
By Corporate Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski
Featured Food: Pork Loin Yield: Serves 6-8Learn more about Pork Loin

Ingredients

  • ¾ c. All-purpose flour
  • ¼ c. + 2 T. Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 T. Vindaloo seasoning (hot and spicy blend)
  • 2 t. curry powder
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • 1 T. Kashmiri pepper (vibrantly red and sweet with just a little heat)
  • ¼ c. chopped cilantro
  • 4 t. Kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. water
  • 8 pieces Pork loin
  • ½ c. Olive oil
  • 8 buns

Preparation

Mix salt, ½ t. cumin, 1 t. Kashmiri pepper, 1 t. vindaloo seasoning. Set aside for finishing before serving. 

Prepare 3 bowls for the breading station:

  • Mix ½ c. flour with 1 t. vindaloo and ½ t cumin for the flour seasoning. 
  • Mix remainder of flour with panko, Kashmiri pepper, remaining vindaloo, curry, cumin, and cilantro for breading. 
  • Whisk egg well and thin out with water. 

Season pork loin pieces with salt and pepper.

Create a breading station with seasoned flour, egg wash, and panko breading. Three-step all pieces of pork and let sit for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in sauté pan over medium high heat. Pan fry cutlets. Remove from heat and salt with finishing salt.

Serve on bun.

Learn More About Pork Loin

Eating “high on the hog” is an idiom for comfortable or even extravagant living. Pork loin is quite literally high-on-the-hog—it comes from the area between the shoulder and the leg and is the highest quality, most tender cut of pork

Pork loin roast, sometimes called rack of pork, when sliced becomes pork chops. Sold with the rib bones attached (bone-in) or with the bone removed (boneless), bone-in is the juicier and more flavorful option. Dry heat cooking methods such as roasting, grilling, or sautéing are best for pork loin. 

Bone-in pork loin roast makes a beautiful, simple, and affordable centerpiece for your meal. Attention to details will ensure your roast turns out juicy and delicious:

  1. Tie: Most roasts are unevenly shaped. Tie with cooking twine every inch or so, all along the length of the roast.  
  2. Season: Use a generous amount of salt and pepper. Place the roast in a pan with sides. 
  3. Roast: The traditional method of cooking a roast is to sear it on the stovetop to develop a crust before finishing it in a moderately hot oven. Here’s another way that’s super easy: the reverse sear. With oven temperature set at 250°F, the roast cooks slowly, all the way through without overcooking the outer part of the meat. Plan on 2 hours but check it early—remove it from the oven when the temperature reaches 140°F in the center of the roast.  
  4. Rest: Carryover cooking happens once the roast is out of the oven. The heat and juices will redistribute settling at 150°F internal temperature in about 15 minutes.  
  5. Sear: Increase the oven temperature to 500°F. After the rest period, return the roast to the oven for 10 minutes to develop the deliciousness factor—a crispy crust.  

Chef Kurt teaches us to how to cut and prepare pork loin medallions in his award-winning recipe.   


Peggy Crum MA, RD

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