Deep-fried Sesame Pork Fillet
Recipe type: Pork
This beautifully tender and succulent pork fillet is crusted in sesame seeds, then deep-fried to crisp, golden perfection. The sweet-sour cranberry sauce is also a pleasant change from the traditional apple sauce. Sesame crusted deep-fried pork fillet is a winner!
- 2 x 250g Pork fillets
- 60g Dried cranberries
- 100ml Medium cream sherry
- 2 x Large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 Cup flour
- Cup Sesame seeds (un-hulled)
- 30g Butter
- Oil for deep frying
- Drench the fillets in the flour, then roll them in the egg making sure to wet the ends as well.
- Roll the fillets in the sesame seed to get a good thick coating all over.
- Transfer the fillets to a large platter and allow them to set for 20 minutes.
For the Sauce
- Heat a saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the cranberries and sherry.
- Bring the pan to a boil and continue to boil until the liquid has reduced by half.
- Transfer the sauce to a bowl and puree until smooth using your stick blender.
- Return the sauce to the pan over low heat to keep it warm.
To Fry the Fillets
- Half fill your frying pan with oil and heat it to 170c / 325f.
- Lift the fillets one by one using a large spatula or egg lifter and slide them gently into the oil.
- Fry the fillets for 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes.
- Remove the fillets from the pan, drain on kitchen paper and allow the fillets to rest for a couple of minutes.
- Serve the fillets onto platters, top each with half of the sauce and serve with the accompaniments of your choice.