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Other healthy animal proteins include skinless poultry, fish, and pork tenderloin.
The key to evenly cooked, juicy cutlets is using pieces that are thinner than the boneless, skinless chicken breast halves straight out of the package (which often have tenderloins attached, the source of chicken tenders).
Named after Turkish delight, this is tenderloin in thin slices that are passed over the grill just long enough to mark them.
Baby back ribs These come from high on the back side of the hog and are closest to the tenderloin.
Paul's Drive-In serves pork tenderloin sandwiches in baskets with fries and onion rings.
One notable bar snack is the mini-pork tenderloin sandwiches, sort of a pork cutlet slider with the same great breading.
The porterhouse, however, has a larger portion of the tenderloin than the T-bone.
To minimize splatter, remove the skillet from heat when adding more oil between additional pieces of tenderloin.
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Did You Know?
A tenderloin, of course, is a juicy and tasty cut of meat. In the late 19th century, however, Tenderloin saw use as a nickname for the neighborhood of midtown Manhattan, west of Broadway and below 42nd Street. This district, which contained numerous bordellos, gambling houses, and watering holes, alongside theaters and hotels, became a hotbed of corruption - and, it was alleged by some, blackmail by police. The notion of dishonest law enforcers being able to afford a nice meal off activity in this district is believed to have given the Tenderloin its name. Soon the term was applied to similarly seedy districts in other cities.
TENDERLOIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tenderloin for English Language Learners
: a piece of very tender meat from the back of a cow or pig
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