Real Canadian Poutine

Real Canadian Poutine

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"Poutine originated from rural Qu├ębec 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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35 m servings 427 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 808 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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.


  • 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.


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

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 keepin...

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...

Couldn't find cheese curds so we used bleu cheese crumbles in one batch & feta in another, with crisp bacon crumbles & shredded parmesan to top the gravy. We loved it!

Great recipe, even with the fry shortcut. I've tried it with baked fries, and it works well with you spray them with a bit of olive or coconut oil to get that tender crisp texture needed to make...

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