Cretons (French Canadian meat spread)

    1 hour 40 min

    This is my mum's recipe for cretons, a pork spread which is served (cold) on warm toast for breakfast. A French Canadian classic!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g minced pork
    • 1 onion, grated
    • 60ml water
    • 120ml chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 or 2 tablespoons milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Place minced pork, grated onion, water, chicken stock, ground cloves, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 90 minutes, stirring frequently. After 45 minutes, add milk and continue to cook, adding more milk if needed during cooking so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Mash while stirring, or mash to desired consistency after cooking. Chill overnight before serving.

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