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Poutine Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins


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"This is a famous dish that originated in Quebec, Canada, but it is also very popular all over the Great White North, eh."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place French fries on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or according to package instructions.
  2. Heat the gravy in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place the hot fries in a large serving bowl or on a platter. Pour the gravy over the fries. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Serve when cheese has melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 31, 2006

OMG I love poutine and freaked out when I saw this recipe. I like to deep fry fresh fries and I buy poutine gravy from Canada but it is more like chicken gravy then beef and you cant get the correct cheese in th US but cubed white chedder works best. You can buy St. Hubert poutine gravy mix online as well as cheese curd. You have to have it the right way to appreciate it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2008

This isn't the real Canadian poutine recipe - you use cheese curds instead of shredded Cheddar. However, I tried it, and the difference just doesn't compare. You can find cheese curds at a specialty grocery store, dairy, etc. It is also recommended that you make your own gravy for best results, overall I wasn't impressed with this recipe, it turned out mushy too. Will not be making this again.


37 Ratings

Sep 04, 2007

Poutine was originally created with cheese curd and real beef gravy. This recipe is incorrect and I suggest you do some research on poutine if you would like to try the real deal ;) It's very delicious with cheese curd- cheddar cheese is wrong. You MUST use white cheese curd or you're not having poutine.

Apr 03, 2008

Gotta love the real thing though :) Tweak your ingredients for... -Home made french fries -Cheese curds -BBQ sauce Best results with, home made fries (not the frozen type). Cheese curds room temperature and preferably fresh from the day not refrigerated (squeaky factor is a must!). The BBQ sauce has to be thick, we have poutine sauce back home (a mix between gravy and bbq sauce) Rule of thumb preparation: mix cheese curbs with the hot fries and poor the warm sauce on top of everything. Don't drown the fries. Some top it off with a handful of curds. Also, consider serving in a bowl. This may sound crazy, but hey ! We invented Poutine in Québec. Fun fact: McDonalds actually tried to add poutine on their Canadian menus in Eastern Canada / Quebec. No need to say they have failed miserably. Enjoy!

Dec 29, 2004

Poutine is not made with cheddar cheese anywhere in Canada, to make real poutine you have to use cheese curds, they aren't any more expensive or difficult to find than cheddar cheese, so there's no reason not to make them correctly.

Aug 31, 2009

This a bland, lazy interpretation of poutine. If you are planning on making poutine, do yourself a favor and look for a better recipe.

Jul 09, 2007

Actually.. I hate to be a bubble burster.. but poutine is made with fresh cheese curds.. not shredded cheese.. and it's served with BBQ chicken gravy, not beef gravy

Mar 23, 2007

It would be a lot better with St-Hubert gravy. You can order it here http://www.canadianfavourites.com/store/saucesyrup.html and real Quebec cheese


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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