Saturday, January 18, 2020

Air Fryer #Pork #Tenderloin #Recipe @PegCochran

This recipe came about because I had a pork tenderloin (they were on sale--buy one/get one free) that I wanted to use and I didn't want to go to the grocery store.  I got out my air fryer (which I'm really growing to love), looked in the pantry and came up with this.  It's not earth shattering but it was very tasty and different from baking the tenderloin or grilling it, which is what I usually do.

1 pork tenderloin
Dijon mustard or mustard of your choice
Panko or breadcrumbs
Italian seasoning or a combination of oregano, thyme and basil
olive oil spray

First, dry your tenderloin with some paper towels.  I chose to cut the tenderloin into individual pieces.

Next, spread some Dijon mustard (or mustard of your choice) on all sides of the tenderloin.

I used panko which I seasoned with a good dose of Italian seasoning.

Roll tenderloin in seasoned panko until well covered.

Pre-heat air fryer to 400 degrees and place tenderloin pieces in a single layer in the basket.  Spray lightly with olive oil spray.  Bake for approximately 8 minutes.

Flip pieces over, spray with olive oil and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until panko is golden and brown.  The time will vary based on your air fryer, the size of your pieces, etc.  The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.  You may want to remove the pork at 140 degrees and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes--it will continue to cook to 145 degrees.

Pork does not have to be cooked until it's white--a tiny bit of pink is fine.  


Amazon review: "Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran is a terrific quasi-cozy mystery and a terrific read for anyone who likes WWII era fiction. One of the outstanding things about this book, which doesn't always happen, is that the author kept us solidly in 1939 New York between speech patterns, history happening in real time, and social history as it was happening....This was an excellent mystery and museum piece, both. I highly recommend it."

New York City, 1939. A rising star at the Daily Trumpet, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams has been sent to the World’s Fair—billed as the “World of Tomorrow,” a look toward a brighter future even as the drumbeats of war grow louder—to cover a robbery. What she stumbles upon instead is a dead woman, dumped into the Aquacade’s pool with a nylon stocking wrapped around her neck.

Elizabeth snaps a photo as the police arrest Joey Dorman, a gentle young hot dog vendor who made no secret of his obsession with the murder victim. Even though she’s thrilled that her photo makes the front page, the fear and confusion evident on Joey’s face are haunting. So Elizabeth vows to prove his innocence—or his guilt—with her partner at the Daily Trumpet, Ralph Kaminsky. Meanwhile, her romance with Detective Sal Marino is heating up, and Elizabeth is more determined than ever to follow her heart.

But when Kaminsky’s efforts to expose the real killer land him in the hospital, Elizabeth is forced to continue the investigation on her own. And as she tries to narrow down the long list of suspects, she discovers a dark secret running through the Fair—a secret some would kill to protect.


  1. Mustard and seasoned panko crumbs sound like an ideal match for the pork.

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  2. Sounds delicious and I can't wait to read the book

  3. After all, deep-frying in a large amount of oil has always been the way to eat fried food with that really nice crunch on the outside, moist and tender inside. commercial air fryers