Papaw's Tenderloin Sandwiches

A tradition growing up in Indiana on Christmas Eve
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 1 lb. Pork Tenerloin
  • 2 Packages of Ritz Crackers (about 1/2 box)
  • 5 Eggs (beaten)
  • Vegetable/Peanut Oil For Frying
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Salt/Pepper


  • Prepare the tenderloin by cutting away all fat/silver.
  • Cut the tenderloin crosswise into ½-inch slices using a sharp knife.  Place the slices of pork on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper. The plastic wrap keeps the pounder or mallet from sticking to the meat.
  • Using a meat pounder. Pound each slice until thin.
  • Beat eggs into a large bowl
  • Crush 2 packages of Ritz Crackers and place onto paper plate
  • In a large skillet add a thin layer of vegetable oil. You don't want it to completely cover the tenderloins as you fry them.
  • Heat the oil on medium heat. You do not want your oil too hot.
  • Dredge the pounded tenderloin into the beaten egg and then coat with the crushed ritz crackers.
  • Add to hot skillet. Salt/pepper to taste.
  • Fry on each side until golden brown. Serve on a hamburger bun.