Originally Posted by appletart
I'd never had that and was intrigued with the brown gravy poured on top of the French Fries..there was also 'marble' cheese mixed in. Turns out there was shredded jack and cheddar cheese. I googled poutine and noted that it is a very popular snack of Quebec. seems that cheese curds are used in the mixture
Snack? To some Québecois, it's a religion !
In Québec (where this dish is purported to have originated
), in Ontario, and everywhere else the popularity of this dish has spread, a poutine generally consists of French fries, cheese curds and chicken gravy (the purists WILL insist on cheese curds and chicken gravy.) But, if you order poutine in the Acadian heartland of New Brunswick you will get a bowl or plate of what is pictured on this page
though greyer looking, this picture makes them look slightly golden, trust me, they're not.
FYI, this recipe
is as accurate as any I have seen.
Hungry yet ?
BTW, While in a Shediac NB restaurant a few years ago, I had a good giggle watching the faces of a family of Québecois when they received the "poutine" they had ordered. Stunned would be one description, frightened would be another...