Deep-fried Sesame Pork Fillet

Deep-fried sesame crusted pork fillet with cranberry sauce

Deep-fried Sesame Pork Fillet
Recipe type: Pork
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Serves: 2
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
  1. Drench the fillets in the flour, then roll them in the egg making sure to wet the ends as well.
  2. Roll the fillets in the sesame seed to get a good thick coating all over.
  3. Transfer the fillets to a large platter and allow them to set for 20 minutes.
For the Sauce
  1. Heat a saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the cranberries and sherry.
  2. Bring the pan to a boil and continue to boil until the liquid has reduced by half.
  3. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and puree until smooth using your stick blender.
  4. Return the sauce to the pan over low heat to keep it warm.
To Fry the Fillets
  1. Half fill your frying pan with oil and heat it to 170c / 325f.
  2. Lift the fillets one by one using a large spatula or egg lifter and slide them gently into the oil.
  3. Fry the fillets for 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the fillets from the pan, drain on kitchen paper and allow the fillets to rest for a couple of minutes.
  5. Serve the fillets onto platters, top each with half of the sauce and serve with the accompaniments of your choice.


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