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Old 08-18-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Tenderizing Thickness?

My son bought a meat tenderizer it's a Sportsman cast iron clamp onto the table type.

I need to get a whole roll of pork tenderloin done today.

It says it can take up to 1/2in" thick slices.
That seems to me to be a bit thick for the purposes that the chops will be used for.Tonkatsu mostly.

Should I slice them into 1/4" pieces instead?
On a learning curve here.
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Wouldn't the tenderizer thin out the slice as it runs through?
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Pork tenderloin is pretty tender already. Does it really need this treatment?
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Wouldn't the tenderizer thin out the slice as it runs through?
Yes it will.I just don't want to make the mistake of originally slicing the pieces too thin.
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Pork tenderloin is pretty tender already. Does it really need this treatment?
To make Tonkatsu, yes it does need the treatment.
The pork needs to be tenderized.Doing it by hand was becoming too hard for me to do.Waiting 2 weeks for an order from the butcher is becoming a hassle.
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Knew I forgot to mention something.
He's also going to be using it as a tenderizer for beef as well for when he makes his beef jerky.
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I had to ask my friend the Google what tonkatsu was. Never heard of it. Was also perplexed as pork tenderloin is already tender.
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That is different from the recipe I use. Do you mind sharing yours, Munky?
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That is different from the recipe I use. Do you mind sharing yours, Munky?
Only if you post yours first GG.

Just kidding.What I usually do is have the butcher cut up a roll for me.
I've never been told how thick he slices it.He tenderizes it for me if he has the time to do so.Today he doesn't.Don't call the man.They are swamped.

I've always had them tenderized so that they are uniform in size so that they can all cook at the same time.
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I've never tenderized pork tenderloin. I just sliced it and gently pounded it thin. On the other hand, I would get a little more aggressive with pork loin. I use a hand held tenderizer and hammer the meat to flatten/tenderize it.
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