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How to Make Poutine With Homemade Gravy: A Canadian-Inspired Snack

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How to make poutine with homemade gravy, a Canadian-inspired snack.

How to make poutine with homemade gravy, a Canadian-inspired snack.

French fries are a popular potato snack worldwide. There are many different variations of French fries, and they can be served with a number of different condiments, including ketchup, mayonnaise, and vinegar, just to name a few. But unless you live in Canada, gravy and cheese are less common as French-fry toppings.

Poutine is a popular Canadian snack that originated in the province of Quebec. In this preparation, French fries are served with brown gravy and cheese curds. I tried to re-create this dish by using my favorite local cheese. Moreover, I made a homemade gravy.

Poutine with Homemade Gravy

Poutine with Homemade Gravy

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

1 serving

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Ingredients

  • French fries, store-bought
  • Gravy, homemade (see recipe below)
  • Any kind of cheese, shredded

Gravy Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 grams chicken bouillon
  • 5 grams beef bouillon

Instructions

  1. Pour a generous amount of oil into a frying pan.
  2. Heat the oil before frying the fries. Begin cooking the fries (follow the package instructions).
  3. Once the first batch of fries is halfway cooked, remove them from the heat. Use a strainer with a bowl or plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil. Set aside.
  4. Continue cooking the next batches of fries. Repeat the same procedure.
  5. After finishing all batches, refry all the fries. This time, cook everything all the way through, or until golden brown. Again, use a strainer with a bowl or plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil.
  6. While waiting for the fries to be thoroughly cooked, start making the gravy. Set aside.
  7. Assemble the poutine. Place cooked fries on a plate. Top with cheese, then drizzle gravy on top.
  8. Serve while still hot.

Tips and Techniques for Making Poutine

  • The double-frying technique imparts a crunchier texture to fried foods.
  • Replace the cheese curds with any cheese available.
  • Use you may use a store-bought gravy, if you prefer.
  • Longer cooking time is required when using fresh potatoes for French fries.
  • Frying under the right oil temperature makes fries less greasy.
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