The Oscars are my favorite award show. Every year I love trying to see as many of the nominated movies as possible, make my picks for the winners and see how many I got right on Oscar night.
This year we have seen a few and my favorite so far is The Judge, starring Robert Duvall who nominated for best supporting actor. It is a sweet movie about fathers and sons. Set in a small town in Indiana it inspired these very Indiana sliders.
If you search for the state sandwich of Indiana you will find pork tenderloin. It is really the only food that Indiana gets credit for. It is an odd sandwich because the meat is alway significantly larger than the bun it is on. It is tasty and simple to make.
All you need is some thinly cut pork, breading and oil for frying.
I used some pork loin chops but you could make it even easier by using a pork tenderloin. Simply slice the pork tenderloin into 1/2 inch slices. Pound the slices with a meat tenderizer until it is about 1/4 in thick. It is going to be an odd shape, and that is exactly how it should look. The goofier the better.
Fill one bowl with 1/2 cup of flour & ground pepper, fill a second bowl with 2 eggs and 2 Tablespoons of water, finally fill a third bowl with 2 cups panko bread crumbs.
In order dredge the tenderloins in each bowl. Set aside the breaded tenderloins while the oil gets to temperature.
Heat a 1/2 inch of oil in a dutch oven to 365° When the oil reaches temperature drop in a couple of the tenderloins cook for 3 minutes on each side. Put cooked tenderloins on paper towels to drain and continue cooking the rest of the tenderloins.
Put on sliders buns and top with mustard, onions, lettuce and enjoy.
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Menu & Movies
Pork Tenderloin Sliders – The Judge
Aged Cheddar & Apple Grilled Cheese – Boyhood
Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread – Whiplash
Asparagus Rolls – Into the Woods
Texas Quesadilla with Chunky Guacamole – The American Sniper
Magic Garbanzo Beans - Into the Woods
Nutella Mochi – Big Hero 6
Rocket Raccoon Cake – Guardians of the Galaxy
Texas Peach Cobbler Skillet – American Sniper
Camouflage Mini Cheesecakes – American Sniper
Courtesan au Chocolat – Grand Budapest Hotel
Butterscotch Pudding – Gone Girl
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Granola – Wild
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