Emeril Lagasse's Creton

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 26hrs




  • In a large saute pan, add the pork and cook until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the onions and garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the salt, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the milk and bread crumbs and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring to break up the meat.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender and most of the liquid is evaporated, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and all the liquid is evaporated, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning, to taste.
  • Transfer to a decorative bowl or several smaller ramekins, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with thinly sliced French bread or toasted French bread croutons.