- Onion1 Piece(s)
- Garlic Clove1 Piece(s)
- Pork500 Gram(s)minced
- Milk250 Milliliter(s)(preferably skimmed)
- Bread Crumbs250 Gram(s)fresh
- Ground Cinnamon1 Milliliter(s)
- Powdered Nutmeg1 Milliliter(s)
- Cloves1 Milliliter(s)
- SaltAs neededfine
- Black PepperAs neededground
Cretons are a delicatessen close to Mans rillettes, made with ground pork and prepared in a pan (unlike Mans rillettes which are made of pieces of pork pulled with a fork after slow cooking in the oven).
Prepare the condiments
First of all, peel and finely chop the onion and the garlic clove.
Then cut the bread crumbs into small pieces.
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In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place the ground pork, the pieces of bread crumbs, the chopped onion and garlic with the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and milk.
Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Cooking cretons on low heat
Simmer on very low heat for 2 hours, stirring regularly so that the mixture does not stick to the pan.
At the end of cooking, place your cretons in a bowl.
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Finally, serve your dish with slices of toast.
You can possibly use lean pork for the preparation of your greaves. However, you will need to add a small amount of fat so that your creton spreads well on your toast slices when you eat them.
There are many variations of the cretons recipe: with or without garlic, without cinnamon or nutmeg but with ginger. Vary the pleasures by finding the recipe for cretons that suits you.