Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (A Midwest Favorite)

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by DPN

A favorite found exclusively in America's Heartland. This one from America's Hometown, Hannibal, Missouri.

Top Review by jrtfan

I live in the Midwest and we have a local diner that serves these, however they are very thin. These sandwiches are fabulous! I always loved the ones from the diner until I tried this recipe. Used cracker meal and Panko for the breading, added some garlic salt. Better than the drive in. Easy and tasty. Can't wain til I make them for dh!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pork tenderloin (cut into 3/4 inch slices)
  • saltine crackers, made into meal (use a blender or processor)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon (I use Maggi brand chicken & tomato but any brand or flavor will do. Three of the cube variety work w)
  • oil (for frying)
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into 3/4 inch slices.
  2. Pound the slices until each is about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Place the cracker meal in a dish (aluminum pie pans work great).
  4. In a second dish, pour in the water and stir in the bouillon.
  5. Dip each slice in the bouillon water and then in the cracker meal.
  6. Coat well.
  7. Deep fry in a fry daddy or deep fryer at 375°F until golden brown. (Pan frying works equally well).
  8. Drain.
  9. Serve on a hamburger bun with your choice of condiments.

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