Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pork Parmigiana--Cookbook Countdown #89 and Cookbook Wednesday

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I love Louise's blog!  She has such interesting posts.
It's "Eat What you Want Day" in Louise's kitchen today!
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I am hoping to join in every week with Cookbook Wednesday, but 
as  I said the last time I posted a cookbook for the countdown,  
this isn't even making a dent in my collection.
And it's #89!
This will keep me busy until I die. (posting from each cookbook)

I love the Taste of Home Magazine.  My mom used to get me a subscription for Christmas for years.  
I didn't keep the original magazines, because Taste of Home publications is good about putting out yearly compilation cookbooks as well as specialty ones.
This one--- Busy Family Favorites---is  a favorite of mine.
Quick, Easy 30 minute meals,  made with common ingredients ---perfect!

I actually made this recipe a few months ago, took photos and made a draft, but I didn't write anything.  This morning when I went to find the recipe  in the cookbook and write up the post, I was looking in the "poultry" chapter and I COULD NOT FIND it.  
I got a little panicky,  a little hysterical  (not really, but I did laugh at myself a lot)
I thought--what did I do?  Was it not this cookbook?
Well, upon further examination---this is a pork tenderloin, NOT a chicken breast. 
I remember now. It's all coming back to me!
I am getting old,  you know.

Anyway...mystery solved and here is the recipe for some great, easy, tasty,
Pork Parmigiana!

Pork Parmigiana
Taste of Home

1 1/3 cup uncooked spiral pasta
2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
1 pork tenderloin
1/2 cup egg substitute (I just used a couple of eggs)
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 T grated Parmesan cheese,divided
1/4 cup shredded part-skin mozzarella cheese

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Place spaghetti sauce in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, cut tenderloin into eight slices; flatten to 1/4 inch-thickness.  Place egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and 1 T Parm cheese.  Dip pork slices in egg then roll in the crumb mixture.

3. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 425F for  5-6 minutes on each side or until meat is tender.  Drain pasta; serve with spaghetti sauce and pork.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.

Check out all my sticky note reminders of how many recipes I want to make from this cook book!  

I better get to  cookin' !
And you can go check out Months of Edible Creations!


JoAnn said...

We love chicken parm... why have I never thought to make it with pork?? Will have to give this a try!

~~louise~~ said...

Lol, you are soooooo funny Debbie, lol...Those sticky notes really do make great bookmarkers don't they? You should see my magazine shelf with all the neon sticky notes standing tall, it's quite a sight!

Who doesn't love a good Parmigiana, whether chicken or pork, lol...I know spaghetti is a good side but looking at that cheese dressed pork, I'm thinking a large hero or sub!!! Oh my goodness!!!

Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie and thank you again for joining us for Cookbook Wednesday:)

Mae Travels said...

That is a new cookbook series to me. Sounds as if they are cutting out fat from the more traditional versions of recipes.

Best... mae at

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

How interesting to make this dish with pork. I've always made the chicken version which we love here.

Care said...

Happy Apple Pie Day (may 13)!!!

Tina said...

Ha! Your magazine looks like some of mine around the house. I bookmark so many page too! Great dish, love the spiral noodles.

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