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Gluten Free Cretons Recipe
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Gluten Free Cretons

Cretons is a traditional Quebecois meat pate, commonly served on toast for breakfast. This is my recipe for a homemade, gluten free version.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian, Gluten-free, Quebecois
Servings: 10 - 2 lbs of pate
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Marie Porter


  • 2 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1 Large Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a large pan, mash together pork, onion, garlic, and spices. Add milk a little at a time, stirring to create a runny paste. Add bay leaf.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the milk is absorbed/cooked off. Add parsley, stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer cretons to a storage dish with a lid, as-is.. or put in the food processor and puree for a finer texture. Chill well, stir before serving for the first time.
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg