Maintenant en lecture: Classic Quebec Cretons in 5 Ingredients: Simplicity and Tradition
Un pot en verre ouvert avec des cretons de porc traditionnels québécois garni de persil, accompagné de tranches de pain grillé et d'ingrédients de cuisine en arrière-plan sur une table en bois.

Classic Quebec Cretons in 5 Ingredients: Simplicity and Tradition

The authentic taste of Quebec is revealed in this traditional recipe for cretons, a classic of Quebec cuisine. Cretons, appreciated for their rich texture and delicate flavor, are a must-have for breakfasts and on-the-go snacks. Our recipe stands out for its simplicity, using only five main ingredients.

This traditional preparation is a tribute to the flavors of yesteryear, where the finely chopped pork harmonizes perfectly with the spices and sweetness of the onion. Cooked with care and patience, our cretons offer an unforgettable taste experience, especially when accompanied by our honey mustard or our Dijon mustard with maple butter. Perfect for a nourishing breakfast, these cretons are also a favorite choice with children and make excellent nutritious sandwiches for lunches. They are ideal for a Sunday brunch or as a topping on your toast.

Embark on the heart of Quebec heritage with these classic cretons, a simple and tasty recipe that celebrates the pleasures of the table and the traditions of a cuisine rich in history.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 1 hour
⏲️ Total time 1 hour 15 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 6 persons
🔥 Calories (approximate) 350 per serving

Ingredients :

  • 454 grams (or one pound) ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of all-spice
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions :

Potential Questions

Q: Can a type of meat other than pork be used for this recipe? A: Traditionally, cretons are made with ground pork, but you can experiment with other types of meat like ground chicken or turkey for a lighter version.

Q: How long can greaves be kept? A: Cretons will keep in the refrigerator for about a week in an airtight container.

Q: Can you freeze cretons? A: Yes, cretons freeze well. Place them in an airtight container and they can be stored in the freezer for several months.

Q: Are greaves a healthy option? A: Cretons can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. Their protein content makes them a nourishing choice, especially if you serve them with healthy sides like whole-wheat bread or vegetables.

Q: Can we vary the spices in this recipe? A: Absolutely. Although the classic recipe uses all-spice, you can experiment with other spices like nutmeg, cloves or ginger to customize the taste.

Q: What type of bread is recommended to serve with cretons? A: Cretons go well with various types of bread. Rye bread, wholemeal bread, or even a toasted bagel can be great choices.

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@Michel, j’ai mis en fait ce qu’on appelle Piment de Jamaïque moulu (Ground allspice), mais on peut mettre des épices à cretons ou du 4 épices (qui contient: clou, cannelle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque). Merci!


Très bon les créons

Claudette descoeurs avon
Je sais que ca dépend des goûts et que il y as plusieurs ingrédients qui peuvent être utilisé aussi, mais j’aimerais savoir les quels ingrédients qui composent votre tout épices si possible, merci
Michel Marcotte

Dany slack sur le gaspillage de papier.
Prend la en photo avec ton cell ou ta tablette.


Je n’ai pas encore essayé la recette de creton, que j’imagine très bon. Par contre, j’ai imprimé la recette. Pour une recette de cinq ingrédients, simplicité et tradition, l’impression m’a donné six pages. Six pages ! Pour comparer, j’ai trouvé une recette de “Navarin d’agneau à la printanière”. L’impression me donne deux pages. Je pense qu’il y aurait avantage à simplifier l’impression des recettes. Merci


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