Fried Pork Loin Skewers: the easy, tasty main dish recipe

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

These Fried Pork Loin Skewers are an easy, tasty main dish. This recipe consists of tender strips of pork loin filled with cheese, threaded on a skewer, and breaded. It’s fried until golden, which makes it crunchy and delicious!

To make it, you will need pork loin, ham, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pistachio crumbs, eggs, and breadcrumbs. The dish is pan-fried, so no oven is necessary! It’s great for serving as a main dish, or you can make it into an appetizer for a party or game day.

Breaded Pork Loin Skewers Ingredients

Pork loin – flatten the cutlets with a mallet.

Ham – used for the filling.

Cheese – cheddar cheese and cream cheese are both used for the filling.

Pistachios – ground pistachios add flavor and texture.

Parmesan cheese – creates flavor in the crust.

Breadcrumbs – use store-bought or homemade crumbs.

How To Make Fried Pork Loin Skewers

Place the pork cutlets on a clean work surface. Flatten them if necessary. Place a slice of cooked ham, a teaspoon of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and pistachio crumbs on top. Roll up the cutlet, taking care not to spill the ingredients. Secure with a toothpick if necessary. Mix the eggs in a shallow bowl together with Parmesan, salt, and.

Dip the rolls in the egg mixture and immediately thereafter in the breadcrumbs. Place the rolls on a skewer, aiming for about four per stick. Sprinkle with additional pistachio crumbs. Pan-fry the rolls in a pan of oil over medium heat until golden and cooked through. This will only take a few minutes per side.

Tips For Making Breaded Pork Loin Skewers

For a keto and gluten-free version, use a mixture of almond flour and parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs. You can even add crushed pork rind.

You can use chicken breast or veal cutlets in the place of pork loin.

Instead of ham, feel free to use smoked chicken or turkey pastrami.

If you feel the cream cheese is too rich, use a pesto (like basil or sundried tomato) instead.

Pistachios can be expensive, depending on where you live. Feel free to substitute it with pecans or almonds.

What To Serve With Pork Loin Skewers

For breakfast, you can serve the pork skewers with poached eggs.

If you’re serving these skewers as a main, serve it with a hearty potato salad, or if you’re following a keto diet, serve it with roasted green beans, cauliflower, or asparagus.

How To Store Fried Pork Loin Skewers

Store leftover pork loin skewers in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 4 days. Leftovers can be reheated in the oven.


Pork loin
16 slices
100 g
Cream Cheese
150 g
pistachio grains
Parmesan cheese
50 g (1/2 cup)


Arrange the meat slices on a work surface.

Add a slice of ham, the spread with a teaspoon of cream cheese.

Sprinkle with pistachio crumbs.

Place a piece of cheese on top.

Slightly fold the two sides of the meat and then roll up.

In a shallow dish, mix together the eggs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper and beat with a fork.

Dip the rolls in the egg mixture.

Coat the rolls in the breadcrumbs.

Stick them in the skewer stick, using four rolls per stick.

Sprinkle them with pistachio grains.

Heat the oil in a large pan. Place the skewers and let them fry until they are golden brown on both sides. Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise the breading on the pork loin skewers will burn before the meat is cooked through. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F.

Serve and enjoy!

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