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
- 1/2 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