Cretons (French Canadian Pork Pate)
October 24, 2011
"This is a traditional French Canadian sandwich spread. I used to love when my Mémère made this, the house smelt so nice. She used to spread it on toast for us for breakfast, with a bit of mustard, salt and pepper, and it was so yummy."
- Serving Size: 1 (95.3 g)
- Calories 89.9
- Total Fat - 3 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
- Cholesterol - 29.4 mg
- Sodium - 306.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 5.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
- Sugars - 2.4 g
- Protein - 10.8 g
- Calcium - 45.4 mg
- Iron - 0.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Combine the pork, milk, onions, and garlic in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat.
Simmer, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, for about 45 minutes, adding a bit of water if necessary to allow simmering without sticking. (You want the mixture to be moist with just a bit of liquid to absorb the bread crumbs)
Mash with a potato masher to break apart any big chunks.
Add the cinnamon, cloves, salt and pepper and continue simmering for about 15 minutes more.
Add bread crumbs and mix well.
Cool completely and place in a container, packing the mixture down tightly; cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Serve cold as a spread for crusty bread or crackers.
This freezes well for future use.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.