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Pork loin or pork tenderloin?

I know I've cooked one, but can't remember which.  What are the differences and is one better/juicier/more tender than the other?


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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 566
    Loin is larger and lighter in color. Tenderloin is is also tapered so without some input the tail will be overdone when the larger end is right. Both are good eating when handled right. I like a center cut loin chop which has both.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,916
    About the same behavior pattern as the difference in beef-the tenderloin is a bit more tender and lean.  Cooks fast.  I have become accustomed to taking the loin and making a roulade with it.  Here's a link-  Worth the effort.  enjoy.
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,030
    You can pork caterpillar a loin .. I couldn't resist putting on the eyes.
    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
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