I don’t have a cast iron skillet.
I’m not even certain where I would find one here (Amazon?).
There’s no particularly reason why I don’t have one…. I ‘ve just never bought one.
I always think about getting one when I make something like this – a simple dish that is really all about the frying.
I did the best I could with my cast aluminum skillet.
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Pork Medallions, Pan-Fried
Sometimes, the best way to cook meat is to quickly fry over high heat. Pork is best when it’s still slightly pink in the middle.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Skillet
- 1 pork tenderloin (14oz, 420gr), cut into 1″ (2.5cm) thick slices
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- Heat oil in a large skillet until sizzling.
- Add paprika, cumin, salt, and swirl to coat bottom.
- Add pork fry, 2 – 3 minutes per side.
- Add vinegar and swirl to distribute.
- Turn pork once or twice to coat in pan drippings, remove and serve.
Use cider or red wine vinegar instead of Balsamic.
Use a skillet big enough that the pork won’t be crowded.
Sizzling is when a drop of water ‘splatters’.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 287
- Sugar: 1.3 g
- Sodium: 109 mg
- Fat: 11.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 41.8 g
- Cholesterol: 128.9 mg
I finally finished going through my books.
I was not nearly as ruthless as I had intended, but I did have a decent stack to go the charity sale.
And more cook books – the contents of this whole bookcase are gone:
There were also gardening, landscaping, and travel books. Plus 4 big boxes of paperbacks.
It’s a start.
There’s always next year’s sale….
5 thoughts on “Pork Medallions, Pan-Fried; books”
You’re more ruthless than me. I have a hard time getting rid of books. They’ve been lifelong friends to me and it’s so hard to say goodbye to them.
If you end up getting a cast iron skillet, Lodge still makes an excellent skillet and they’re less expensive than all the ‘designer’ brands and are always available on Amazon. I admit, with my wrists getting so bad, I ended up trying the Lodge Blacklock series because it’s 25% lighter than their regular one, not much more expensive but only available at Williams-Sonoma. They are just as stellar as the regular line but they really are a bit easier for me to handle. I don’t know what I’d do without mine.
I decided that all of the romance books of my youth can go. I no longer have an interest in the ‘young, gentle maiden and strong but kind hero’ lol I have no idea why I’ve kept them as long as I have,
Much rather read a good murder mystery….
JD Kirk (I admit, the cats were really hard, but I persevered and it was so worth it, the whole series is so worth it!) David Gatward, Alex Smith. They’re excellent. Not Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers, but who is? But I think you’d really like them.
Well done on the culling !
And then I forgot 1 box of 30 paperbacks.,.. Oh well – next year!
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