Poutine (Canada)

Cooked on July 26, 2023.

My eleventh recipe! Canadian Poutine is made with fries topped with a delicious gravy and squeeeeeeeaky cheese curds (straight from Canada!). It is a hearty dish that is perfect for a cold winter day, yet I cooked it in a heatwave in July. Poutine is a dish that is very popular in Canada, and is a must-try for anyone visiting the country.

Rating 8/10, it was just as I liked it to be. The gravy was delicious (although it could have been better if I actually used real beef stock), and the cheese curds were squeaky and fresh. The fries were nice and salty, and the gravy was hot but not as flavorful as I hoped for. I would definitely make this again, and would probably deep fry my own fries for the next time or try Five Guys fries.

Heat 2 cups water to boiling and mix in the bouillon cubes. Set aside.

In another pot, melt the butter. Mix corn starch into cold water in a separate cup, and slowly pour into the pot. Add the beef stock from the other pot and stir until it thickens.

Let simmer for 8-10 minutes while stirring every minute or so. Salt and pepper to taste.

Drizle the gravy onto the fries and top with cheese curds. Mix in and enjoy while hot!

Check out these cheese curds straight from Canada, courtesy to Ms. Julie!! Thanks Ms. Julie!!!