Poutine is French fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curds. I’ve seen many variations on this dish. I guess it’s all about what you like or how much time you want to spend in the kitchen. My recipe I’m sharing with you is versatile, easy and full of flavor.
I tell people to use your favorite French fries. I chose to make homemade fries this time around. The gravy is just packaged brown gravy mix. I had some left over roast beef and decided to add it. If your a vegetarian or don’t eat red meat just leave it out. It’ll still be delicious. Cheese curds are typically used, but they can be costly. So if your counting your pennies, a yummy substitute is shredded mozzarella cheese.
Poutine is a great meal on its own, but I accompanied it this time with a broccoli slaw. Broccoli slaw is my grandson’s favorite side dish. He had been asking for it. So I decided to surprise him by including it. I’ll share the recipe for it in the future.
Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try. You won’t regret it.
Favorite French Fries
1 package of brown gravy mix - followed directions given on the package
1 package of cheese curds
roast beef - optional
Cook your favorite French fries, The brown gravy mix I used required 2 cups of water and mix. Not all packages are the same so follow the instructions on the package. Whisk together and heat until thick and bubble. If desired, now add roast beef and heat through. While everything’s hot, layer French fries, gravy and top with cheese curds. 😋 Yum.
Granddaughter, Liberty enjoying poutine!