Mader's Pork Loin with Dressing
1 pork loin (3 to 4 pounds)
Salt to taste
Coarsely cracked black pepper to taste
Dried rosemary to taste
1 tablespoon flour mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter to make a
1/2 cup water
1 cup very finely diced bacon, cooked, drippings reserved
1 cup finely diced onion
1 cup finely diced celery
2 pounds chopped, day old rye rolls and onion rolls (use an equal
2 to 3 cups water, milk or chicken broth
1 cup raisins
2 cups peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples
Place meat in roasting pan with drip tray. Season as desired with
salt, pepper and rosemary. Cook covered in 350-degree oven 25
minutes per pound. Meat should reach 165 degrees when checked with
meat thermometer. Uncover meat during last 30 minutes of cooking
time. When meat is done, remove from pan and set aside and keep
warm. Remove drip tray.
Gradually add butter-flour mixture to the drippings in the pan. Add
about 1/2 cup water and scrape any bits of meat from sides and
bottom of pan to deglaze. Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly,
5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Gravy should be medium to thin
consistency. Add water to thin if needed.
While roast cooks, make dressing: To bacon and drippings add onions,
celery, salt and pepper and saute until soft.
Put rolls in a large bowl and add bacon mixture. Stir to coat well.
Add water, milk or chicken broth to hold mixture together as needed.
Mix with your hands. Stuffing should be similar to that of a turkey
stuffing. It should squeeze through your fingers when it is the
Press into 8-inch square cake pan that is 2 inches deep. Bake in 350
oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately add raisins and
apples and stir to combine. Bake an additional 15 minutes. If top of
dressing becomes too dark, cover pan with foil.
Reheating meat if necessary in microwave, serve meat with dressing
that has been topped with gravy.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Source: Mader's German Restaurant, 1037 N. Old
World 3rd St. Milwaukee, WS. and JS Online