One of our favorite restaurants, has a fried pork tenderloin sandwich on a rotating basis. It what we order every time it is available. Unfortunately, it is only available a few weeks a year. That left me with no other option but to create my own.
To begin, preheat a cast iron pan with about 1/2 inch of oil to 350 degrees.
While the oil is heating, make the coating for the pork. This is a basic 3 step process. One bowl of flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, one dish of beaten eggs and one of panko bread crumbs.
First dredge the pork in the flour.
Next place in the egg wash.
Finally, coat in the panko bread crumbs.
When the pork is coated, carefully add two pieces at a time to the hot oil.
Remember, the oil is very hot, and will cause burns if you are not careful. Fry on one side about 3 to 4 minutes, then carefully flip, and fry the other side until the pork is golden brown. Check with a meat thermometer, and make sure the internal temperature is at least 150 degrees. Drain on paper towels.
Toast a buttered hoagie roll, and add your pork.