Courtesy of us old-time students from Fenelon Falls - this is how I ate poutine almost every day in my high school days (oh, the memories!). People say real poutine must have mozzarella cheese curds - I emphatically disagree! In every restaurant I've been to in Ontario, they use shredded cheese. If you're like me and prefer the English-Canadian version (non-cheese curds) and want to try something different, try this!

Robyn

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry potatoes in batches in the hot oil until tender and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

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  • Heat gravy in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Spread a layer of fries into two bowls, sprinkle with cheese and add a small amount of gravy; repeat these layers once. Squirt each serving with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and 1 1/2 teaspoons ketchup. Sprinkle each bowl with half the lettuce; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Of course you can just make it with the fries, cheese and gravy, but anyone could figure that out! This is what my friends and I used to call Big Mac poutine! Prep time really just depends on whether you make the ingredients or buy them from the store. I prefer frozen fries for this mixture and fresh gravy is always better.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

868 calories; protein 15g 30% DV; carbohydrates 63g 20% DV; fat 63.6g 98% DV; cholesterol 24.7mg 8% DV; sodium 746.8mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2015
Hubby is in hog heaven. I used frozen french fries and homemade gravy. I didn't use the mayonnaise just ketchup but mayo & ketchup mixed together would be good. He laughed at the little bit of lettuce I put on the side "What is that? Trying to make this look healthy?" The Big Mac Poutine comment in the Cook's Note explained the lettuce mayo ketchup - of course I didn't see that until after I made this. Thanks for a fun recipe Robyn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2015
Hubby is in hog heaven. I used frozen french fries and homemade gravy. I didn't use the mayonnaise just ketchup but mayo & ketchup mixed together would be good. He laughed at the little bit of lettuce I put on the side "What is that? Trying to make this look healthy?" The Big Mac Poutine comment in the Cook's Note explained the lettuce mayo ketchup - of course I didn't see that until after I made this. Thanks for a fun recipe Robyn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2017
I never thought in a million years that I would see this recipe again. I grew up in Uxbridge and my kids went to Fenelon Falls HS after we moved to Alpine Village Bobcaygeon. I love this poutine recipe and make it all the time. My grandson only wants poutine at Gammy's house.. now in Northern ON. Nice to see someone on this site from my old stomping grounds. Your recipe rocks Robyn. Read More
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