Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cereal Crusted Pork Fingers

I like faux-breading recipes but most of the recipes use cereals I can't eat. So I took my favorite cereal and tried out my own version.

When makings meat dishes, unless I am not up to it, I prefer to slice my meat into smaller pieces. It allows for better portion control. And in this case, it also means more coating!

I got 6 center cut pork chops from work for an awesome price. So I took four, and slice the meat off the bone. I wasn't very careful to get the meat off the bone because I have some ideas for the remaining meat on the bone.

For this particular recipe, you can get more picky about points based on measuring the cereal coating you make and then subtracting how much is leftover in the end (same with eggbeaters). My count is the whole mix, even though there was a fair bit left over. Finally, make sure to measure out your pork. The points will vary depending on the weight of your meat.

12 ounces raw pork chop sliced into strips (3 strips per chop)
1.5 cups Kashi Go Lean cereal blended into almost dust
Chili Powder, to taste
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Italian Seasoning, to taste
Mrs. Dash Hot and Spicy Blend, to taste
1 cup egg beaters

Preheat oven to 425. Spray baking sheet with coking spray of choice.

Mix all ingredients except pork and eggbeaters together. Note that the cereal is on the sweeter side, so taste the coating occasionally as you add seasonings to ensure flavor is up to par.

Dredge pork into eggbeaters one at a time and lay into bowl of coating. I recommend using one hand to deal with wet pork and one to sprinkle breading over the top of the pork. This will prevent either hand from getting caked up with egg and breading.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

My recipe yielded 4 servings at 3pts each. However it would probably go lower if you take the measures I mention above. It will also vary based on the meat you choose to use.


Anonymous said...

What a neat recipe! Sounds delicious!

Mo Diva said...

Carol, Come cook for me.


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