Monday, December 12, 2011

How To Make Poutine

      Poutine is a delicious dish made of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Sometime other ingredients are added as well, e.g, beef, pulled pork, and/or lamb. This dish originated in Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950's. Many have claimed to be the inventor of this yummy treat, but it is still unclear as to who actually created it. My best friend is the one who actually introduced me to this dish and I love it. If you haven't had it yet then here's how to make it.

      First you'll need medium thick french fries so that it'll be soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. Then you'll need fresh cheese curds. White cheddar cheese curds are the ones commonly used when making poutine. Make sure they aren't more than a day old though. Next you'll need brown gravy or sauce. I recommend turkey gravy, but light chicken can also be used as well as other flavors.
     Once your french fries are ready, prior to serving the dish place the cheese curds on top of the fries then almost immediately pour the hot gravy over the fries and cheese curds. This way the cheese curds wont melt completely. 

     In Canada, if you were to go to Mcdonalds, Burger King, etc, you'd be able to buy poutine there along with your meal. I wish that the fast food restaurants here would have it too. Unfortunately, not many people in New York even know what poutine is. All I can tell you is that this is a dish that you MUST try.

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