Monday, August 29, 2011

An Indiana Themed Meal for your Dinner Party

As you know I love to entertain, and go out of my way make great food when company comes over.  So I was racking my brains the other night for some meal ideas for guest we were having over for dinner.  The guests were not from Indiana so I thought, why not show them an Indiana themed meal showcasing food eaten traditionally in the Hoosier state. And what better to feature than Ott, E and my's favorite breaded pork tenderloin?!?!
Ott, E worked out a recipe to fix this famed Hoosier sandwich.
While I'm not going to reveal the recipe he used I will share some of his techniques.  He pounded the meat flat and then marinaded the meat all day.  Then he breaded the meat with a recipe he worked out on their own.
Then he fried them up in a pan.
After frying he drained them on a paper towel.
Then I served the sandwhich with muskmelon since Indiana raises a lot of muskmelon in the southern part of the state; and of course some corn on the cob since it's in season.
And for dessert I fixed them the state pie of Indiana; a Sugar Cream Pie.  Our guests and never had either the breaded tenderloin or the sugar cream pie and enjoyed eating both of them. And our course Ott, E and I enjoyed eating these as well.
So the next time you have company consider serving some food for your area to show off local flavors and traditions.


Anonymous said...

luv ur idea for ur guests!

Donna said...

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ann said...

Tenderloin and sweet corn can't beat that and then sugar cream pie. It looked great

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