- 24 ounces pork tenderloin
- 1-ounce grated parmesan cheese
- 8 ounces pepperoni slices
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
A salty and cheesy combination perfect for those who want to taste a new version of cordon bleu. Cordon bleu hails from Switzerland and is typically a slice of meat that is wrapped and has a filling of cheese.
You can use a different type of meat such as venison, duck and even a turkey breast to give a distinct flavor. You could also add crispy sage leaves or kale to this dish if you need to eat more greens.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the pork tenderloin into 6 equal parts.
- Sandwich each piece between two sheets of wax paper or parchment paper.
- Using a rolling pin, pound each pork tenderloin until thin steaks.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Place grated parmesan on each piece.
- Divide the pepperoni slices into 6 servings and carefully lay down each piece of port.
- Fold over the steak to enclose the cheese and the pepperoni slices.
- In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup of flour, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
- Place the beaten egg in another small bowl, and the panko bread crumbs in a third small bowl.
- Carefully pick up the stuffed pork and lightly coat each side in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture, followed by the panko bread crumbs to coat.
- Once the oil is hot, place the pork in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side to form a golden-brown crust.
- Place the skillet into the oven for an additional 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked through.