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Real Poutine

NIKKIJM

"An indulgence of fries, gravy and cheese. A Canadian specialty!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 708 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
  2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  3. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.

Footnotes

  • Variations
  • Add cut up cooked chicken or hamburger.
  • Use shredded mozzarella cheese in place of cheese curds.
  • Italian Poutine: Substitute marinara for gravy.
  • BBQ Poutine: Substitute a light BBQ sauce for gravy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 708 calories; 46.3 g fat; 51 g carbohydrates; 23.8 g protein; 78 mg cholesterol; 773 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Love this recipe! You can use mozzarella cheese if you can't find cheese curds, and packaged gravy mix if you can't find canned gravy.

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On top of making my own fries, I would make the gravy myself instead of buying a can or powder version. You can find the recipe for poutine sauce under Beef Veloute sauce. Add fried onions and g...

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Love this recipe! You can use mozzarella cheese if you can't find cheese curds, and packaged gravy mix if you can't find canned gravy.

To all those poutine purists out there, COME ON! It's fries, gravy, and cheese! I mean it's not even really a recipe. That said, this is a pretty good one. Original Quebec poutine is made wi...

This is delicious! Of course, it's not exactly good for you, but that's not the point. Finding cheese curds can be next to impossible in some parts of the United States, so take the time to or...

This is a great way to use up some leftover gravy. I cut each potato into 8 wedges and tossed them with some olive oil, no salt seasoning, and salt on a baking sheet. I baked the seasoned potato...

On top of making my own fries, I would make the gravy myself instead of buying a can or powder version. You can find the recipe for poutine sauce under Beef Veloute sauce. Add fried onions and g...

If you've never tried ( or even heard of) poutine before. TRY THIS RECIPE. I live in Quebec and eat this very very often. So much that I get made fun of. I make it at home with frozen french fri...

I love poutine. Indeed it is unhealthy. I am a real french fries purist. It HAS TO be fresh ones. Sincerely. A trick to have good french fries tat are crispy outside and smooth inside it to cook...

I am a French Canadian of Gaspe descent. This is a good recipe in a pinch, however, traditional Quebecois poutine is served with a thin, homemade chicken gravy, and the cheese curds should be w...

THIS is poutine. Ditch the canned gravy and use fresh beef gravy. Soooo gooooooood!!!