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Oat-breaded Pork Medallions with Dijon Mushroom Sauce

Elegant entrees don’t have to be time-consuming. Tender slices of juicy pork with a crunchy, thyme-scented oat breading are served with a creamy Dijon mushroom sauce for a delicious meal that comes together in just 30 minutes.
Course Mains
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the pork:

  • 1 cup rolled oats (250 ml)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (5 ml)
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed (500 g)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp canola or olive oil, divided (30 ml)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the sauce:

  • 4 cups sliced crimini or white mushrooms (1000 ml)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp oat flour (30 ml)
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock (325 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard (15 ml)
  • 1/2 cup cream (125 ml)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (30 ml)

Instructions

To make breading:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine oats and thyme. Pulse until oats are coarsely ground (roughly the size of bread crumbs). Set aside.

To make the pork medallions:

  1. Cut tenderloin into 8 equal slices. Between sheets of parchment paper, pound flat, using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer or mallet. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dip a piece of seasoned pork in egg, shake off excess, then press into oats, coating both sides. Repeat until you have breaded all eight pieces.
  3. Over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large, non-stick skillet.
  4. Fry pork medallions in batches of four, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, adding additional oil if necessary. Remove from pan and keep warm.

To make the sauce:

  1. Add remaining oil, mushrooms and a pinch of salt to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, adding garlic in the last 30 seconds.
  2. Sprinkle in oat flour and cook, stirring, until flour is no longer visible.
  3. Whisk in the chicken broth, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in mustard and cream. Taste and season with black pepper and salt, if needed.

Note

  1. To serve, arrange pork medallions on a warmed platter and spoon a little mushroom sauce on each one. Sprinkle with parsley. Transfer remaining sauce to a gravy boat and serve on the side. Sauce will thicken a little on standing.

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