One of my followers, Rhiannon, asked me to try Poutine. She told me that her husband loves it and that she makes it for him once a week. I asked her what in the world is Poutine!
I Googled it and found the recipe that sounded the best for us from Seasonsandsuppers.
We have never tried Poutine before and we thought it was delicious! I made my own homemade gravy with this recipe. You could even use canned gravy to make it simpler.
I only used one pack of curds.
You will need salt & pepper too.
Scrub the potatoes with cold water. Leaving
the skin on, cut them into 1/2″ thick strips &
place them into a large bowl and cover with cold
tap water. Let them soak for at least an hour.
Drain the water and place the potato strips
onto a paper towel and pat off as much
of the water as you can.
Heat the oil in a deep pot to 300 degrees.
While the oil heats up, place a paper
towel onto a cookie sheet. Place a
wire rack on top of the paper towel.
As soon as the oil is 300 degrees, add
the potatoes and cook for 5 – 8 minutes.
Remove the potatoes and place
them on the wire rack.
Continue to heat the oil until
it reaches 375 degrees.
While the oil heats up, place a few
sheets of paper towel into a large bowl.
Once the oil is 375, add the potatoes
and cook until golden brown.
Remove the potatoes from the oil and
place them on the paper towel in the bowl.
Remove the paper towel and pour
the hot gravy over the potatoes.
Toss in the curds of cheese, season to
taste with salt and pepper then serve.
- 6 medium Russet potatoes
- 2 cups hot gravy (or as much as you want)
- 4 ounces white cheddar cheese curds
- vegetable or peanut oil for frying
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Scrub the potatoes in cold water. Leaving the skin on, cut them into 1/2″ thick strips then put them into a large bowl of cold water. Let them soak for at least 1 hour. Drain and place them on paper towel, patting off as much water as you can.
- Heat the oil in a large deep pan heating to 300 degrees.
- While the oil heats place paper towel on a cookie sheet and a wire rack on top of the paper towel.
- Once oil is 300 degrees, add the potatoes cooking for 5 – 8 minutes. They should not get brown or completely cooked. Remove potatoes to the wire rack to drain the excess grease.
- Continue to cook the oil until it reaches 375 degrees then add the fries back into the oil cooking until they are golden brown.
- In a large bowl, place about 2 – 3 paper towels. Place the fries on the paper towels to absorb the oil and salt immediately.
- Remove the paper towel and pour the hot gravy over the top of the potatoes.
- Add the curds and toss, coating the potatoes and curds with the gravy.
- Serve immediately.