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Real Canadian Poutine Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Real Canadian Poutine

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"Poutine originated from rural Québec province in the 1950s. I would say poutine is not second to any other food in Canada. I order poutine when I go to diners, but I also buy fresh cheese curd to make my own at home. Homemade gravy is really easy and quick to make. The only rule I don't follow for authentic poutine is that I don't fry my French fries; I bake them in the oven. Be careful. This is very addictive!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Spread fries in a single layer over prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour vigorously. When mixture bubbles, reduce heat to low; cook and stir until the mixture thins, about 2 minutes. Whisk in beef broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until gravy has thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place fries on a serving plate or in individual bowls. Distribute the cheese curds over the fries; pour hot gravy over the fries and curds. Serve immediately.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You may use mozzarella cheese as substitute, but it is never the same. I hope you can find cheese curds in your local markets.

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 26, 2014

This would be much better with real homemade fries... The sauce wasn't right either, nothing like a real Quebec poutine.

Oct 14, 2013

Loved it! I could not find cheese curds anywhere, so I did use the suggested mozzarella instead. The gravy came together very easily and tasted great. The family devoured these! I will be keeping my eyes opened for the curds, as I would love to try them. This is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


4 Ratings

Oct 24, 2013

I couldn't get the consistency right for this, however, it was still delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed it with the mozzarella cheese. Looked for cheese curds but have had no luck so far. Will keep looking though!


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  • Calories
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 808 mg
  • 32%

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

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