Cretons

Cretons

27 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Nans
Recipe by  Nans

“This is a pork spread that used to be very popular amongst French Canadian working in the woods. This is best appreciated spread on toasts or plain multigrain bread.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

  1. Place the ground pork, milk, onion and garlic into a large saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, cloves and allspice. Cook over medium heat for about 1 hour, then stir in the bread crumbs. Cook for 10 more minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. Transfer to a small container and keep refrigerated.

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CRIMSONSODA
55

CRIMSONSODA

Great recipe! However, the recipe does not mention that you cannot use lean ground pork for this (that is probably why some people found it not easy to spread).Another trick to increase creaminess: use an immersion blender after 20 min. of cooking. It improves the texture (if you want smoother cretons, that is). It taste a lot better with fresh bread crumbs as well (if using fresh, increase to 1/2 cup. Traditional recipe call for 1 cup of fresh bread crumbs, but it is a bit much for my taste). I am an unrooted french canadian, so I was glad to find this recipe, which is a staple in our household!

Pichoux
37

Pichoux

This turned out perfect! My husband is French-Canadian so we've had cretons a lot in the past. We can buy it here as well but this homemade version is going to be the new norm in our house! I would feel confident serving this to his Grandmother the next time we visit her in Quebec. I processed it for about 10 pulses in the food processor after it was all done just to break up the onions a bit more.

athinalev
33

athinalev

I am of Quebecois heritage, and this recipe is really quite good. A few things I might suggest...This is a very old recipe, and the quality of our meats have changed dramatically since these recipes originated.Our pork is way too lean to make this recipe accurately. In order to reach the proper texture, taste, consistency, I added 1/2 cup of lard (yes,lard)to the ingredients.Pork fat is imperative if you want cretons to taste/look anything like they should.We also ate our cretons with more spice than this recipe calls for. 1/2 tsp ground clove, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon.Also make sure to add plenty of salt for seasoning..I highly recommend this recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 101 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 3.5 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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