I was talking to a friend at church the other day and she was telling me about a really good recipe she had tried with pork loin. Low and behold, I went to our local grocery store and found pork loins reduced for quick sale. They were on sale to begin with and then I got another five dollars off of that—Yahoo!!!
So, I decided to try her recipe. I called her at work and she gave me the ingredients, she couldn’t remember the amounts. I added the stock and made up the rest. It worked.
Along with the pork, I served good ole Rice-A-Roni. I know, I know, I love it and it had been on sale (10 for $10.00) I only got 3 boxes which I found a coupon on the front of one that said, buy 3 boxes and get a box of another kind of pasta for free. Free is always a good word and sometimes when you are in a hurry it is nice to have a back up in the pantry.
There are a few changes I will do the next time I serve this dish and I have included my changes into the recipe. I cut the amount of chicken stock and the pork needed to be pounded. Jane suggested that I use an electric knife to cut the cutlets. It probably would be a good thing to freeze the pork just a bit even using the electric knife. This could very easily be a nice company meal (I would make homemade rice-a-roni, then). Not only was the pork good, it was quick, too. This entire meal cost me about $4.50. There was enough pork left for a sandwich for lunch and there was also peas and rice left, too. So, lets just say it cost about $1.50 per serving.
Jane’s Pork Tenderloin Piccata