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Try This Amazing Poutine Recipe

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Try This Amazing Poutine Recipe

If you are a lover of French fries, you should make poutine a culinary must. A popular dish in Canada, this is a mix of French fries, gravy, and cheese curds that is guaranteed to provide mouth-watering goodness.

No one is sure how poutine originated. Most believe its roots are in rural Quebec during the mid 1900’s. Many say a customer in a restaurant called Le Lutin Qui Rit requested cheese curds on his fries, to which the owner replied, “That’s going to make an awful mess.”

Regardless of the dish's specific origins, someone thought it would be a good idea or poutine wouldn’t be the popular snack it is today.

Originally, the dish was made with only fries and cheese curds, but later on, gravy was added and that’s when it was officially called ‘poutine’.

Poutine French Fries and Variations

Easy Poutine Recipe and Ingredients

The recipe we offer here is pretty basic, but it does include the addition of bacon, pepperoni, and sausage, which can make the snack heartier. Also, while we recommend using frozen fries, you can always slice your own from a baked or sweet potato. Using frozen fries will make the dish easier to prepare and many will argue that it is just as tasty.

Once the fries are cooked, simply top them with the cheese and meats of your choice. We recommend cheese curds or mozzarella, but you could add cheddar or any other cheese you prefer.

And while we add bacon, pepperoni, and sausage, any meat can be added, but we think red meats will provide a perfect complement to make a meat and potato style meal.

Ground beef makes another tasty alternative.

But what will really make or break the dish is the gravy, and here we recommend making your own over using store bought. Our recipe (which is included) calls for beef bouillon and Worchester sauce as the main flavorings. Then add flour to thicken as well as butter and water to add taste and consistency.

Although you can use any flavor gravy you choose, we think a rich meaty taste will serve as the perfect complement to the fries. Another suggestion might be a mushroom gravy, which takes a similar recipe but includes the addition of actual mushrooms.

Once the gravy is poured, it’s time to serve your dish. After all, you want to be sure your fries don’t get soggy absorbing the liquid!

Poutine can be a great snack to eat while watching television, but it can also be a delicious side for your sandwiches, meat dishes, and more.

It is a treat your family is sure to love. It’s easy to make and it’s the perfect complement for any meal. Serve it tonight to see how your hungry crew reacts.

How to Serve Poutine

Poutine is usually offered as an appetizer. It's a hearty way to start a meal without filling up too much to enjoy the main course. It can be offered at any event, but keep in mind that you'll want to offer utensils for eating. With the gravy thrown in, this dish is too messy to eat with fingers!

You can either serve your poutine in portions or in one big serving for everyone to share. The former is a good idea for an event with guests who aren't extremely close with one another. The latter is a good idea for smaller events where everyone feels comfortable taking food from the same dish.

Make sure to provide lots of napkins in case there are any gravy messes! If you need a large appetizer, you can always double or even triple this recipe. Everyone loves French fries and cheese, so poutine is sure to be a popular choice for an appetizer.

You can also serve poutine as a side if you want, although it's less common. We recommend serving it with a hearty meat dish. This is going to be a rather filling side, so it can stand on its own with the main dish. Serving too many sides will mean that plates don't get cleared, so balance your meal accordingly!

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Poutine Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 Pounds (Approx) 1x


The recipe we offer here is pretty basic, but it does include the addition of bacon, pepperoni, and sausage which can make the snack heartier.


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  1. 2 Tablespoons butter
  2. 2 Tablespoons flour
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 1 cube beef bouillon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce


  1. 1 bag frozen french fries (about 3 pounds)
  2. Cheese (cheese curds or cubed mozzarella)
  3. 2 cups cooked crumbled bacon, pepperoni or sausage


  1. Bake french fries according to package directions.
  2. In a medium saucepan over high heat, melt the butter.
  3. Whisk in flour and stir for one minute. Whisk in remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, whisking frequently until smooth
  5. Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 1 1/2 cups of gravy.
  6. To serve : place hot french fries in bowl. Sprinkle with a handful of cheese then pour hot gravy on top. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, pepperoni or sausage.
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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