Poutine is definitely considered one of Canada’s national dishes. While not considered a ‘healthy’ food, it certainly is a yummy one and one that my husband (who is an immigrant) was baffled by when he moved here.
I took him to poutine restaurants, ordered poutine from fast food outlets but still he thought the idea of cheese, gravy and french fries was strange. Then, when I put white vinegar on my I think he seriously considered breaking up.
Now, a few years later, he’s a convert. So, if you’ve never tried poutine before – you should. It’s fabulous!
Here is my easy version of homemade poutine:
- Seasoning salt
- Package of Brown Gravy
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or cheese curds)
- ½ bag McCain Superfries (or other frozen french fries)
- Place superfries in a non stick pan (I line with tinfoil)
- Sprinkle generously with seasoning salt
- Cook fries as per directions on bag turning often and sprinkling with more seasoning salt half way through
- Grate cheese and set aside
- When fries are close to being cooked, place brown gravy mix and water into a small pot, stir
- Bring to a boil and stir until thickened
- Place fries in a large bowl, sprinkle with grated cheese and top with hot gravy