Recipe by Patty Pelfrey
"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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1 (16 ounce) package
frozen French fries
1 (10.25 ounce) can
1 (8 ounce) package
shredded Cheddar cheese
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.
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.
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.
Gotta love the real thing though :)
Tweak your ingredients for...
-Home made french fries
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.
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.
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
This a bland, lazy interpretation of poutine. If you are planning on making poutine, do yourself a favor and look for a better recipe.
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
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 168
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