What is Poutine? Poutine is a Canadian staple dish using french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. It comes in many different forms and Canadians are very willing to experiment with different toppings and flavour combinations. However, the traditional dish houses beef gravy and cheese curds.
A great Poutine consists of two things, texture and flavour. Crisp french fries and rich gravy are the keys to success. No one wants a soggy texture. This recipe contains secrets to a crisp chip and the ingredients for a rich beef and bacon gravy. The cheese curds I use in this dish are from a local provider. Lakeside Farmstead here in St. Albert, Alberta. It is important to get fresh, soft curds for this dish and the Lakeside team has figured out the perfect process.
Classic Canadian Poutine