A cold meat spread similar to rillettes. Made with ground pork and seasoned with spices such as cinnamon, savory, and cloves, cretons is a QuÃ©bec classic and popular spread on toast at breakfast.
Baked beans (fÃ¨ves au lard)
A traditional dish consisting mainly of beans and pieces of pork fatback, slow-cooked in an earthenware dish. A number of variations exist, but the most popular is made with maple syrup.
Pea soup (soupe aux pois)
A soup consisting of dry yellow peas, salt pork, and vegetables such as small pieces of carrots, simmered in water seasoned with a bay leaf. Pea soup is often part of the traditional meal served at sugar shacks.
Meat pie (pÃ¢tÃ© Ã la viande)
A seasoned ground beef pie with a top and bottom crust.
A dish consisting of French fries and fresh cheese curds topped with hot gravy.
Pig’s trotter stew (ragoÃ»t de pattes de porc)
A stew made with pigâ€™s trotters, potatoes, and spices, simmered for about half a day.
Meatball stew (ragoÃ»t de boulettes de porc)
A dish consisting of meatballs made with ground beef, pork, veal, or a blend of all three and typically seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and rolled in flour. The meatballs are then simmered with onion and broth thickened with flour. It is often served with boiled potatoes.
Sugar pie (tarte au sucre)
A single-crust pie filled with a mixture of cream, flour, egg, and brown sugar, which is sometimes replaced with maple syrup.
Poor man’s pudding cake (pouding chÃ´meur)
A dessert made with white cake batter and a brown sugar and cream sauce. Both parts are layered in a pan and baked until a sweet syrupy pudding with a cakey topping forms.