Breaded Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer

Breaded Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer

Beaded pork tenderloin is a popular dish in Midwest region of the United States. The pork is pounded into thin slices, then breaded to create a crispy coating. It is often served on a sandwich, making for a tasty lunch or dinner.
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Pork, Pork Tenderloin


  • Airfryer


  • pork tenderloin (defrosted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste, non-stick cooking spray


  • Slice the tenderloin into ½ inch rounds.

    Place the rounds between two plastic sheets and pound until each piece is ¼ inch thick.

    In a wide bowl, mix together the eggs and milk.

    In a separate bowl or pie plate, pour the breadcrumbs.

    Dip each piece of pork into the egg and milk mixture, allowing excess to drip off.

    Then dip the pork into the breadcrumbs, coating each side.

    Place the coated pork onto a wire rack for 30 minutes to ensure the coating will stick.

    Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C).

    Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.

    Place the coated tenderloin into the basket in a single layer.

    Cook the tenderloin for 10 minutes, then take out, flip, and spray more cooking spray.

    Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until both sides are crispy and golden-brown.


As a twist on the classic BLT sandwich, serve the breaded pork tenderloin on a bun with your choice of condiments, lettuce, and tomato.

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