Poutine

(Canadian French fries with gravy & cheese curds)

Time: 20 minutes

Poutine is a French Canadian dish that is a must-have if you are ever in Canada. If you aren’t able to come to our wonderful country, then you can still make this recipe, but you may need to local ingredients… I am pairing it with a Canadian french musician who is singing about sleepwalkers. I hope the pairing gives you a sense of our interesting country and cultures.

Music Selection: Coeur de Pirate – Somnambule

Ingredients:

1 bag of frozen French fries

1 package beef or chicken or poutine gravy (or use home made gravy, like turkey gravy)

3 cups cheese curds (squeaky cheese)

(Optional – cooked and diced roast chicken, frozen peas)

Breakfast tip: poach an egg per person

Directions:

Pre-heat oven according to your French fry directions. Bake the French fries (usually takes 20 minutes)

In the meantime, in a small pot, make the gravy according to the package (or use leftover home made gravy).

When the fries are nearly done, sprinkle half of the cheese curds on it and put back in the oven for the final 3 minutes.

Cheese curds – big chunks of cheese, sometimes you can get cheddar curds that are orange

Take out the fries, and scoop some into a bowl, add a bit more of the cheese curds and then ladle on some gravy.

For supper – you can add chopped up chicken and frozen peas into the hot gravy before putting on the fries.

For breakfast – put a soft poached egg on top of the poutine!

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