Poutine is originally a French-Canadian dish. It is made from french fries topped with a simple combination of cheese Curds and gravy. You can use any type of french fry with this dish. Homemade fries make it extra delicious. For convenience sake, however, premade, store-bought fries will suffice. I prefer the crinkle fries, but you can also use straight fries. The extra-large Beefeater fries are a little too heavy and bulky for poutine. On the other hand, thin pencil or shoe string fries don’t have enough body. Yellow cheese Curds are ideal for this dish. Orange Curds or even mozzarella broken up into bite-size bits will do in a pinch, however. Don’t be afraid to be creative when making your poutine.
- 350 grams crinkled fries
- 1 1/4 cup cheese curds (yellow) or broken up mozzarella
For the Gravy:
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 cup beef stock
- Servings: 3
- Time: 25 Minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: French
- Begin by baking or deep frying the fries.
- As the french fries are cooking, begin making the gravy by adding the butter to preheated pan over medium heat. When the butter is just about melted, add in the flour and whisk continuously until well dissolved.
- Now, add in half the beef stock and stir continuously until well incorporated. Add in the remaining beef stock and continue to stir for another three or 4 minutes, until the gravy is smooth and thick.
- After the fries are cooked, put them on a plate, spread cheese curds over the top, and pour the gravy over top of the cheese Curds. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy your homemade poutine.