You can also use up to 1 1/2 pounds of beef.
Feel free to substitute lard for the oil and use any kind of broth you prefer.
Here's my recipe for the homemade fries, even though frozen crinkle-cut fries are my personal favorite for poutine.
And here's how to make fresh cheese curds! If you're strapped for time you can also try using grated cheese.
If you're of the vegetarian persuasion, some severely caramelized mushrooms, and a decent vegetable stock will produce a perfectly fine version.