Ott, E and I want to become........... Breaded Pork Tenderloin Connoisseur!!!!!
That's right we want to travel the state of Indiana and eat Breaded Pork Tenderloins. (See I told you this would be an easy Resolution to keep.) Breaded Pork Tenderloins are very common in the Midwest especially in Indiana. This is probably due to early settlers from Austria who made Wiener Schnitzel which was traditionally made of veal, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. Now it is often made of pork, and they are delicious. Ott, E and I are on a quest to try as many in the state as we can find, and from time to time we will blog about them to let you all know where we found them and how they tasted.
We have three rules for our Tenderloin Resolution.
1.) They have to be breaded
2.) They have to be in Indiana.
and 3.) They have to be made at a privately owned restaurant. (No chains.)
So our first stop on Tenderloin Trail was the Chocolate Moose located in Farmland, Indiana.
Farmland, Indiana is your quintessential rural small town Indiana. A quite main street with a few small shops and this tasty restaurant. Ott, E had been to this restaurant numerous times before as it is located near one of Purdue's Research farms, but this was my first time and I loved the look of the older building and the feel of a 50 style diner on the inside.
Our Tenderloins were lightly battered and had some salt, pepper and a special Chocolate Moose seasoning that complimented the pork taste. We also order some homemade potato chips that were equally just as tasty.
We have a list of other locally owned restaurants we are going to try, but if you have a favorite let us know and we will be sure to add it to the list.