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Old 08-09-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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Poutine, anyone?

On our recent trip to Calgary, we stopped in a restaurant and had poutine..very interesting..anyone else had this?

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If it wasn't for poutine a friend of mine would wither and blow away!
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:06 AM   #3
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If it wasn't for poutine a friend of mine would wither and blow away!
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!
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:25 AM   #4
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you've never heard of cheese and gravy fries? it's solely responsible for everything from the freshman 10, to the middle aged spare tire!

i'd love to get back to just the freshman 10. darn tasty tubers....
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:29 AM   #5
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Poutine? Love those. Best are from a fast-food chain called New York Fries.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:16 AM   #6
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Wow, sounds like an interesting twist on Chili-Cheese Fries!
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I LOVE poutine!!! I miss living close enough for impromtu road trips to Canada!!!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:28 AM   #8
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I think that's another one of the North-South things. PeppA, a native Michigander, loves brown gravy on her fries. I don't think she goes for the cheese, though, and she's never called it "poutine".

When I lived in MI, we got "marble" cheese all the time, and I constantly annoyed my co-workers by calling it "Co-Jack", as it's commonly referred to here.
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Here's a pic of the version I had..my impression: a lttle like crispy mashed potatoes and gravy.
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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 !

That said...
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...

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