Almond encrusted Pork Fingerlings

This recipe is great if you are on a simple carb- free diet, or if you are a celiac. Have with a side salad and it makes a fun, healthy meal that is fast to make and very tasty!

To prepare:

Cut 20 oz of lean pork into finger size pieces.
Place on a plate and sprinkle with spices- For some really good flavor, don't be stingy.

Examples of what I use:

2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp lemon rind
1 tbsp mrs. dash

In a dry blender,

or a mortar and pestle, blend and crush the following, until they are consistency of bread crumbs:
1 c roasted blanched almonds (blended to a powder) . (you can use almond flour if you have it- it would drop the calorie count somewhat)
5 c coconut, desiccated, unsweetened
place these ingredients in a bowl.

Then, beat together in a small bowl-

1 egg, medium
.2 c skim milk
Preheat your oven to 375.

Dip your spiced pork
in the egg mixture, then in the almond mixture, and place on an (EVOO) oiled baking sheet. cook at 375 for 20 minutes.

To serve:

Use any kind of dipping sauce- bbq sauce, peanut satay sauce, etc...
I have the low- fat option below- this sauce calculation is included in the calorie count for this recipe.

The Sauce:
.5 c yogurt, skim
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
dash of salt
Mix this all together for a great low fat option for your pork fingerlings!


Almonds are higher in fat, but very healthy. This recipe is heart friendly and celiac friendly. If you want to skip out on the salt, make sure to stock your pantry with some Mrs. Dash flavors- they are fantastic substitutes for flavor...

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259 g Above recipe makes 4 servings:
Amount Per Serving-
Calories 450
Calories from Fat 202   %  Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.4g 34%
Saturated Fat 6.3g 32%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 797mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 17.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Sugars 9.1g
Protein 46.8g
Vitamin A 3% •
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 17% •
Iron 23%

Nutrition Grade A-

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet