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Almond-Crusted Pork with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Almond-Crusted Pork with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Sliced almonds add a delectable, almost-like-fried-chicken crunch to the breading for these tender pieces of pork. We slice the pork thinly to keep the cooking time quick. The resulting pork “fingers” are great dipped in this surprisingly simple, delicious honey, soy and mustard sauce.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Ingredients

Almond-Crusted Pork with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1cup coarse dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/2cup sliced almonds
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1large egg white, beaten
  • 1pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4cup honey
  • 2tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2tablespoons Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
  2. Place breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until the almonds are coarsely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
  3. Place egg white in another shallow dish. Dip both sides of each pork slice in egg white, then evenly coat with the almond mixture. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the pork on the prepared rack and coat on both sides with cooking spray.
  4. Bake the pork until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 16 to 18 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk honey, soy sauce and mustard in a small bowl. Serve the pork with the honey-mustard sauce.

Tips

To make your own fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. To make fine breadcrumbs, process until very fine. To make dry breadcrumbs, spread coarse or fine breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs or about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 299kcal
Carbohydrate Total 30g
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 16g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 74mg
Sodium 487mg
Protein 29g
Potassium 562mg
Calcium 32mg
Folate 7mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 4mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 8mg