Fried Bacon and Panko Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Bacon and Panko Crusted Tenderloin Medallions
Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
Ratings (5)
  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
449 Calories
23g Fat
26g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 449
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 32g
Calcium 107mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These pork tenderloin medallions are quick and easy to prepare and cook, and they make delicious sandwiches! Serve the fried pork tenderloin with gravy or a mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The bacon and panko crumb coating would be wonderful on chicken tenders or chicken breast cutlets as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crisp
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim excess fat from the tenderloin(s) and remove silver skin. Slice in 1-inch rounds. Using your hand or flat side of a meat tenderizer, gently flatten to about 1/2 inch thickness.

  2. In a food processor, combine the panko crumbs, bacon, sage, and thyme. Process until the crumbs and bacon are fine and well blended. Pour into a large shallow bowl.

  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs.

  4. Sprinkle ​the pork tenderloin slices lightly with salt and pepper. Put the pork slices in the egg mixture, coating all slices well. Remove a slice from egg mixture, letting excess drip off, and dip into the panko and bacon crumbs, coating both sides thoroughly. Place on a sheet of foil or on a pan and repeat with the remaining pork. Let pork stand for 10 minutes.

  5. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter is foamy. Fry the pork slices for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through. 

  6. Place the fried pork tenderloin on a rack to drain.

  7. These make delicious sandwiches or sliders, but they would be great with a mushroom or pork gravy with potatoes as well.

Expert Tips

  • Preheat the oven to 200 F to keep fried pork warm while you cook subsequent batches.