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    My Mom's Cretons

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    Mike Pellerin's Note:

    There are as many recipes for Cretons as there are folks making it in Quebec. This recipe is my adaptation of my Family's recipe. Note; it does not contain milk.

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    • 3 lbs ground pork butt (or ground pork)
    • 1 medium onion (chopped fine)
    • 1 tablespoon allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon clove
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 cups water (you may not need it all)
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    1. 1
      Put all ingredients into a large sauce pot, just covering by an inch with the water.
    2. 2
      Mix together.
    3. 3
      Simmer on low, stirring frequently for 3-4 hours.
    4. 4
      Add water as needed to keep moist and from sticking.
    5. 5
      After the alloted cooking time you should have simmered the mixture down till there is about an inch and a half of combined fat and water.
    6. 6
      Transfer to a bowl to cool, stirring to keep fat suspended in meat.
    7. 7
      Serve warm on toast, or cold for sandwiches.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 16, 2007

      Oh my! My grandmother use to make this all the time and, unfortunately, she's passed away. I will definitely try this but, in the mean time, wanted to say thanks for posting and bringing back such happy memories! :) (I use to eat this on toast or crackers)

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    • on December 20, 2010


      I just wrote the last reveiw and forgot to rate it!!!!!! I give it 5 stars!

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    • on September 04, 2010


      Finally someone that does not add milk.. your recipe is very mich like my mom's except that they rendered leaf lard before putting the meat in..and then they would take out the browned cut up pieces of lard and made" cretons de panne" all lard and salty. served cold! on crackers
      talk about clogged arteries ! hahaaaa well ty for this recipe love it!

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    Nutritional Facts for My Mom's Cretons

    Serving Size: 1 (326 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 607.6
    Calories from Fat 433
    Total Fat 48.2 g
    Saturated Fat 17.8 g
    Cholesterol 163.2 mg
    Sodium 324.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 38.5 g

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