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Southern Fried Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients for Bread Crumbs

2 cups Japanese Bread Crumbs,
Finely Ground
6 Finely Chopped Shallots
3 tbs. Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Ham Gravy

1 cup Fine Diced Virginia Ham
1/2 cup Fine Diced Onion
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 cup Coffee
2 cups Demi Glace
Butter to taste

Ingredients for Parmesan Grits

1 box Cooked Grits
Butter to taste
Parmesan Cheese to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method for Breading

  • Cook shallots in oil for about 10 minutes over medium high heat until they are well browned.
  • Mix the shallots with the bread crumbs, oil, scraping the bottom of the pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

    Method for Grits

  • Cook Grits according to directions on the box.
  • Add as much butter and parmesan as you want, keeping the grits slightly stiff.
  • Adjust seasoning; you may not need to add much salt as the cheese is salty.

    Method Ham Gravy

  • Sauté the ham and onions in a little oil until they start to brown slightly.
  • Pour in Kahlua (be careful it will flame). When the flame goes out, add coffee, and reduce by half.
  • Add demi glace and cook about 5 minutes until reduced further.
  • Whisk in butter to thicken.

    To Finish Dish

  • Bread slightly moist tenderloins. Sauté over medium heat.
  • Finish in a 400° oven for about 8 minutes for medium, turning once.
  • Slice tenderloins, serve over grits and cover with sauce.

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