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Crispy Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

This breaded tenderloin rekindles memories of a sandwich shop in my Ohio hometown. Even though I've moved away, I'm happy to say my family can still enjoy them thanks to this recipe. —Erin Fitch, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split
  • Optional toppings: Lettuce leaves, tomato and pickle slices, and mayonnaise


  • In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. Place egg in another shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and place in a third shallow bowl.
  • Cut tenderloin crosswise into 4 slices; pound each with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Dip in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg, then in crumb mixture, patting to help adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook pork 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels. Serve in buns, with toppings as desired.
Keep carbs to about 10g per serving by skipping the bun and serving the pork on grilled portobello mushrooms or eggplant slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 289 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Mona
    Oct 23, 2020

    I had pork tenderloin sandwiches in both Pa. and Ohio restaurants but they are rarely found on the menu anymore. Making these sandwiches always brings the family to the table. We love them.

  • Dave
    Jun 20, 2020

    These are FANtastic! I never heard of pork sandwiches before, but I had a tenderloin, started looking up recipes and, thankfully, this jumped right onto my lap. Not only did they look good, the recipe looked simple and boy! Did it deliver! I followed the directions as written, but since I was looking on bread crumbs and had no panko I made my own crumbs and ran some Ritz crackers thru my food processor and they turned out great. One thing I do a bit differently is after breading the meat I may them on a wire rack and let them sit for 20 minutes or so to see up. Keeps the breading on the meat when frying instead of falling off into the oil. An immediate family favorite!

  • rm4254
    Sep 30, 2017

    Where are the directions

  • jetluvs2cook
    Apr 3, 2017

    We love our pork tenderloins here in Indiana! This is a really good recipe!

  • recipeluv
    Jan 21, 2017

    This is my first ever recipe review. This recipe had only two reviews & both are 5-star. I like to try recipes with more ratings but I had leftover tenderloin I wanted to use so I thought I'd try it. I'm so glad I did. I made it exactly as written and my husband and I both loved it. It's a definite keeper - quick & very tasty! It now has three 5-star reviews! Thank you Erin Fitch!

  • shannondobos
    Sep 7, 2016

    Absolutely delicious! I wouldn't change a thing. This comes together quickly, and appealed to both my little ones. The recipe is also easy to scale upward for more people. My husband enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next day too

  • PageRD
    Jul 19, 2016

    Crispy, tender, flavorful...and super easy. What a great weeknight meal! I skipped the bun and didn't miss it at all.