How to cook a pork loin fillet

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How to cook a pork loin fillet
Fry or bake pork loin fillets and serve them with potatoes. (VankaD/iStock/Getty Images)

The pork loin fillet is considered the best cut of pork and it's an easy meal to make. Cook the fillet whole or stuff it with a tasty filling. Each method is simple and can range from pan frying to baking. Since the fillet is generally thicker than a regular pork chop, braising the pork fillet while it cooks will help keep the meat moist and tasty.

Things you need

  • Pork loin fillets
  • Lemon pepper or other seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Oil
  • Deep frying pan
  • Dutch oven with lid

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  1. 1

    Trim excess fat, if any, from the loin fillet. Heat oil in the skillet or the Dutch oven until hot.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle the lemon pepper or other seasoning over the fillets. Dust them evenly with paprika.

  3. 3

    Sear the loin fillets on both sides until they're evenly brown. Add water to half the thickness of the fillets.

  4. 4

    Bring to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to a low simmer. Allow them to for cook 45 minutes to an hour.

  5. 5

    Remove the fillets from the pan and serve. If desired, add flour to the seasoned water mixture in the pan and stir until thickened for a delicious gravy.

Tips and warnings

  • The thicker the fillet, the longer it will take to cook thoroughly. If in doubt, use a meat thermometer to check the fillets are cooked properly after 45 minutes.
  • Use a few slices of fatty bacon instead of the oil to add extra flavour.
  • Always ensure that pork is cooked thoroughly.

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