Friday, February 10, 2012
Poutine is a French-Canadian dish that originated in the Province of Quebec. Basically, it is french fries, cheese curds and gravy. There are many different variations of it, to include meats and different sauces. The poutine I make is more traditional and straight forward.
Cooked french fries
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Beef gravy (I use canned)
Cook your french fries as you normally would. Deep frying is the best, but be careful not to over cook them.
When your fries are done, place a layer in a bowl. Sprinkle cheese over fries, then spoon gravy over top. Repeat layers 2-3 times, depending on the size of your bowl.
It's pretty basic and delicious.
You can also substitute the gravy for meaty spaghetti sauce, making it Italian poutine.
Other ways to make it:
Chicken chunks with chicken gravy and cheese
Caviar and your favorite sauce
Ground beef and beef gravy
Shrimp or lobster and your favorite seafood sauce
Keep in mind though - french fries and cheese are always the basis, so make sure what you add is going to taste alright.