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El-Ma-Mia Cretons

What you will need
Ingredients :

680 g. (1 1/2 lbs) side pork. "This ingredient is essential"
2.27 kg (5 lbs) extra lean pork or lean freshly ground pork shoulder
250 ml (1 cup) minced onions
35 ml (2 1/2 tbsp.) El-Ma-Mia Cretons seasoning
1.25 l (5 cups) boilling water

Preparation :

Preparation of the side pork :

  • Cut the side pork 3/4-inch cubes and slowly melt over medium heat in a cast iron skillet (do not overheat).
  • Cooking will be complete when the fat sops boiling: the side pork cubes will be lightly golden in color.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the side pork pieces (save the drippings). Let cool a few minutes.
  • Finely chop or mash the side pork using a fork than set aside for later use.

Preparation and cooking of the cretons :

  • Stir frequently during cooking.
  • In a large heavy pot, combine the ground pork (shoulder & flank), minced onions, El-Ma-Mia cretons seasoning and boiling water.
  • Bring to a boil, simmer 30 minutes.
  • Add the drippings and simmer 2 or 3 hours.
  • 20 min. before the end of the cooking time, incorporate the chopped or mashed side pork cubes, mix well and simmer
  • Put the cretons in containers and cool well.

Tip :

Important: Refrigerate before covering. (Can be kept refrigerated for 12 days) The Cretons can be frozen but you wil have to re-cook them until they boiling point: stir well. Refil containers & cool.

Recette Cretons

Make real down-home Cretons with El-Ma-Mia seasoning.

Portions : 100 x 15 g
Preparation time : 45 min
Cooking time : 3h30 min
Price : Economic
Difficulty Level : Complex

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