Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin

I have two favorite recipes for pork tenderloin.  The first is honey hoisin pork tenderloin, and the second (in no particular order) is this recipe for almond crusted pork tenderloin.  This recipe is super easy to make and so flavorful.  The pork is tender and juicy and the almonds and bread crumbs give the crust a nice crunch.  I like to serve slices of this pork tenderloin alongside fresh steamed vegetables and fluffy mashed potatoes.  It would also be great accompanied by a salad and fresh bread.  The next time you are looking for a simple and delicious (and healthy!) pork tenderloin recipe, try this one!

Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin

(print recipe)

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
  • 1 ½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, almonds, rosemary, pepper, & salt in a shallow dish.  Place the beaten egg whites in a separate shallow dish.
  3. Dip pork in egg whites and then dredge it in the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place the pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.  Bake pork at 425 F for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F.
  5. Cover the pork with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.  Then cut the pork into ¼ inch thick slices and serve.

Source:  Slightly adapted from Cooking Light Magazine, January 1998

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4 Responses to “Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin”


  1. 1 eric April 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    This recipe is really easy. I like going for anything that you just pop in the oven because it needs very little attention. Get yourself a digital meat thermometer for the oven, set it for 160, and just wait until it beeps. Can’t be any simpler.

  2. 2 Whitney April 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Looks delicious! I should surprise M. with this recipe when he returns from Dallas.

  3. 3 Anonymous April 26, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    So glad to see a post from you!
    This recipe looks so good. May make it
    this weekend!
    KR

  4. 4 kristineskitchen April 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    I’ll have to try this recipe sometime. It’s always nice to find new, easy meals!


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