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    Cretons (Groton)

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    1 hr 55 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 45 mins

    Nana Lee's Note:

    French Canadian Breakfast spread. Usually served in restaurants at breakfast. I asked for this recipe on another site b/c I had it often when I was growing up. The person who makes it, and posted it, is from Quebec. I cannot give an amount b/c it depends on how thick you spread it on your toast!

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    1. 1
      In a large sauce pan, add all the ingredients except the bread crumbs.
    2. 2
      Cook over medium heat, breaking up the meat mixture as it begins to cook over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Cook for at least 1 1/2 hours stirring often and breaking up the meat.
    4. 4
      The meat should be as fine as possible.
    5. 5
      When done, add the bread crumbs and cook for 15 minutes more.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat, and take out the cloves and bay leaves.
    7. 7
      Cool and place in small tin foil loaf pans.
    8. 8
      Wrap each pan well with plastic wrap and then tin foil.
    9. 9
      Keep in fridge or freeze.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      A suggestion has been offered to lessen the amount of breadcrumbs. Think about it before you commit to 1 1/2 cups.
    12. 12
      A layer of fat may coat the top; you can remove this as you use the spread.
    13. 13
      Spread on warm, unbuttered, toasted crusty bread. Yummy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2006


      Really really good except that the one and a half cups of breadcrumbs was too much. It had a very crumbly and dry consistency which made spreading really difficult. Next time, I would add a little bit at a time until it becomes "spreadable." Other than that, it was amazing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cretons (Groton)

    Serving Size: 1 (984 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2205.5
    Calories from Fat 1008
    Total Fat 112.0 g
    Saturated Fat 42.6 g
    Cholesterol 460.9 mg
    Sodium 3967.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 142.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
    Sugars 14.8 g
    Protein 147.9 g

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