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Poutine originated from rural Québec province in the 1950s. I would say poutine is not second to any other food in Canada. I order poutine when I go to diners, but I also buy fresh cheese curd to make my own at home. Homemade gravy is really easy and quick to make. The only rule I don't follow for authentic poutine is that I don't fry my French fries; I bake them in the oven. Be careful. This is very addictive!

Colleen
prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Spread fries in a single layer over prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, about 15 minutes.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour vigorously. When mixture bubbles, reduce heat to low; cook and stir until the mixture thins, about 2 minutes. Whisk in beef broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until gravy has thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Place fries on a serving plate or in individual bowls. Distribute the cheese curds over the fries; pour hot gravy over the fries and curds. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You may use mozzarella cheese as substitute, but it is never the same. I hope you can find cheese curds in your local markets.

Nutrition Facts

426.68 calories; 16.53 g protein; 29.52 g carbohydrates; 27.23 g fat; 67.24 mg cholesterol; 710.73 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Christina
10/14/2013
Loved it! I could not find cheese curds anywhere so I did use the suggested mozzarella instead. The gravy came together very easily and tasted great. The family devoured these! I will be keeping my eyes opened for the curds as I would love to try them. This is a keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:)
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Marielise
02/26/2014
This would be much better with real homemade fries... The sauce wasn't right either nothing like a real Quebec poutine.
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8 Ratings
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Marielise
02/26/2014
This would be much better with real homemade fries... The sauce wasn't right either nothing like a real Quebec poutine.
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Christina
10/14/2013
Loved it! I could not find cheese curds anywhere so I did use the suggested mozzarella instead. The gravy came together very easily and tasted great. The family devoured these! I will be keeping my eyes opened for the curds as I would love to try them. This is a keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:)
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Faith N
10/24/2013
I couldn't get the consistency right for this however it was still delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed it with the mozzarella cheese. Looked for cheese curds but have had no luck so far. Will keep looking though!
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Shezeree
11/11/2015
Couldn't find cheese curds so we used bleu cheese crumbles in one batch & feta in another with crisp bacon crumbles & shredded parmesan to top the gravy. We loved it!
Priscilla Blais
07/06/2016
Nice short cut to the gravy. But use Beef Stock to make a true version of the the Canadian Gravy. It is thicker and delicious.
Terri-Lynn Howell-Schlaiss
08/19/2015
Great recipe even with the fry shortcut. I've tried it with baked fries and it works well with you spray them with a bit of olive or coconut oil to get that tender crisp texture needed to make the poutine authentic. The gravy is excellent. I am from Eastern Ontario but live in Missouri now and I agree that fresh curd is near impossible to find. If you splurge on some fresh mozzarella in a package with the liquid it is pretty good but try asking your grocer if he's willing to order some curd it's so worth it!