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Cheddar Grits with Pork Medallions and Potatoes

Cheddar Grits with Pork Medallions and Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

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Cheddar Grits with Pork Medallions and Potatoes

House-Autry stone ground grits, plus sharp cheddar cheese, make a great side for this hearty entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked House-Autry Stone Ground Yellow Grits
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 12 medallions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp coarse ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Directions

Make grits according to directions, adding remaining ingredients when grits are almost done. Set aside and keep warm until ready to serve.

Next, season pork medallions on all sides with salt, garlic powder and pepper, making sure to coat evenly.

Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat and add oil (do not use a nonstick skillet).
Place pork in skillet and cook on high until golden brown, at least 3 minutes, on first side. Turn pork over, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until done, about 5-6 minutes. Remove pork from skillet and wrap tightly in plastic wrap on plate to allow the meat to rest.

While pork is resting, melt butter in same pan with drippings over medium-high heat and add flour, stirring to cook for a few minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk until a smooth gravy consistency forms. Keep in skillet.

Cut potatoes into quarters and steam or boil in a saucepan until tender but not completely done. Do not overcook. Remove from heat and drain if necessary.

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add leeks. Cook and stir until tender and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

Products used in this recipe:

Yellow Stone Ground Grits

Yellow Stone Ground Grits

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