This is a famous dish that originated in Quebec, Canada, but it is also very popular all over the Great White North, eh.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place French fries on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or according to package instructions.

    Advertisement
  • Heat the gravy in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place the hot fries in a large serving bowl or on a platter. Pour the gravy over the fries. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Serve when cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 21.6g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 40.2mg; sodium 758.6mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (32)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2006
OMG I love poutine and freaked out when I saw this recipe. I like to deep fry fresh fries and I buy poutine gravy from Canada but it is more like chicken gravy then beef and you cant get the correct cheese in th US but cubed white chedder works best. You can buy St. Hubert poutine gravy mix online as well as cheese curd. You have to have it the right way to appreciate it. Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2008
This isn't the real Canadian poutine recipe - you use cheese curds instead of shredded Cheddar. However, I tried it, and the difference just doesn't compare. You can find cheese curds at a specialty grocery store, dairy, etc. It is also recommended that you make your own gravy for best results, overall I wasn't impressed with this recipe, it turned out mushy too. Will not be making this again. Read More
(41)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2008
This isn't the real Canadian poutine recipe - you use cheese curds instead of shredded Cheddar. However, I tried it, and the difference just doesn't compare. You can find cheese curds at a specialty grocery store, dairy, etc. It is also recommended that you make your own gravy for best results, overall I wasn't impressed with this recipe, it turned out mushy too. Will not be making this again. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
OMG I love poutine and freaked out when I saw this recipe. I like to deep fry fresh fries and I buy poutine gravy from Canada but it is more like chicken gravy then beef and you cant get the correct cheese in th US but cubed white chedder works best. You can buy St. Hubert poutine gravy mix online as well as cheese curd. You have to have it the right way to appreciate it. Read More
(25)
Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2007
Poutine was originally created with cheese curd and real beef gravy. This recipe is incorrect and I suggest you do some research on poutine if you would like to try the real deal ;) It's very delicious with cheese curd- cheddar cheese is wrong. You MUST use white cheese curd or you're not having poutine. Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2008
Gotta love the real thing though:) Tweak your ingredients for... -Home made french fries -Cheese curds -BBQ sauce Best results with home made fries (not the frozen type). Cheese curds room temperature and preferably fresh from the day not refrigerated (squeaky factor is a must!). The BBQ sauce has to be thick we have poutine sauce back home (a mix between gravy and bbq sauce) Rule of thumb preparation: mix cheese curbs with the hot fries and poor the warm sauce on top of everything. Don't drown the fries. Some top it off with a handful of curds. Also consider serving in a bowl. This may sound crazy but hey! We invented Poutine in Québec. Fun fact: McDonalds actually tried to add poutine on their Canadian menus in Eastern Canada / Quebec. No need to say they have failed miserably. Enjoy! Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2009
This a bland lazy interpretation of poutine. If you are planning on making poutine do yourself a favor and look for a better recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2004
Poutine is not made with cheddar cheese anywhere in Canada to make real poutine you have to use cheese curds they aren't any more expensive or difficult to find than cheddar cheese so there's no reason not to make them correctly. Read More
(12)
Advertisement
Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2007
Actually.. I hate to be a bubble burster.. but poutine is made with fresh cheese curds.. not shredded cheese.. and it's served with BBQ chicken gravy, not beef gravy Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2007
It would be a lot better with St-Hubert gravy. You can order it here http://www.canadianfavourites.com/store/saucesyrup.html and real Quebec cheese Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
I live in New Jersey and around here these are called disco fries! We use mozzarella instead of cheddar and I sometimes opt for the gravy on the side for a less soggy fry. Read More
(8)
Advertisement