A Recipe: Dee’s Poutine

Poutine is a traditional Canadian dish which originated in the province of Québec, made with French fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy.

Here’s my own spin on poutine.  Instead of cheese curds, I used cheddar cheese which was baked into the french fries.  The dish is usually topped with cheese curds and drizzled with yummy gravy, but I love remixing things, so to speak.  I don’t mean to brag…but…this was a BANGER.  It was such a rainy day today, so this was definitely a treat.

I’ve included a vegetarian option, since I love ya’ll so much.

Recipe

Steamy Mushroom Gravy

1 cup chicken stock

1 clove garlic

1/2 cup mushrooms

4 tbs butter

4 tbs flour

Method: Saute grated garlic in butter.  Add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add chicken stock. Whisk in flour and then cook for 10 minutes.  Add salt to taste.

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Vegetarian Gravy Option:

1/4 cup bar-b-q sauce

4tbs butter

1 clove garlic

4 tbs flour

1/4 cup water

1 tbs goya seasoning

Method: Saute grated garlic in butter.  Add bar-b-q sauce and water. Add goya seasoning. Whisk in flour and then cook for 10 minutes or until it’s a nice creamy consistency.

Meat

1/2 lbs minced meat (whatever kind you fancy)

1 pinch of salt

2 pimento peppers (chopped finely)

1 small onion (chopped finely)

3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)

2 tbs basil

1 tbs parsley

2 tbs olive oil

1 tbs hotsauce (optional)

NB: You can substitute the meat with minced soya or black beans, or you can just get creative with it and use anything you choose.

Method: Saute pimentos, onion, garlic in olive oil for about 2-3 minutes.  Add seasoned minced meat and cook for 2 minutes.  Add about 1/2 cup of water.  Add salt, basil and parsley and cook until the water is gone.

Next you wanna layer the french fries in a large greased baking tray. Then top with the meat.  Add about 1 cup of cheese (cubed).  Top with pepper flakes and fresh chive. Bake at 400 for about an hour until nice and golden. Again, my oven is not very powerful, so it might be less time for you.  Of course you’ve gotta monitor it.

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Once out the oven, drizzle that gravy all over…yum.

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Let me know on facebook if you tried it.

Love, light and longevity,

Dee

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