Traditional creamy cretons

    Traditional creamy cretons

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    About this recipe: Cretons are a traditional French Canadian pork spread, similar to a pate, that's usually served on toast for breakfast. Here is a classic version that's creamy, not too greasy and easy to spread.

    Serves: 6 

    • 900g lean minced pork
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 500ml water
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 40g quick cooking oats
    • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 250ml milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Combine pork, onions, garlic, water and pepper in a saucepan. Cook on low heat for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
    2. Add quick cooking oats, salt, allspice and milk. Cook for another hour, stirring frequently.
    3. Let cool slightly before mixing with an electric mixer, at medium speed for 1 minute, or until it reaches the desired consistency.
    4. Refrigerate or freeze in small portions.
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