Poutine is a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. This version of the dish starts with homemade french fries. The hot, crispy fries are topped with cheese curds, homemade gravy made from a mix of chicken and beef stock, and a little bit of chopped parsley for color.

Ingredients of Poutine

How to Make Poutine

  1. Slice the potatoes. Stack the slices and cut lengthwise thick sticks.
  2. Place in a large bowl filled with cold water and let sit at least 1 hour.
  3. Drain well and dry.
  4. Make the gravy: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add the shallot and garlic and saute until translucent.
  6. Add the chicken and beef stock, ketchup, vinegar, peppercorns and sauce and bring to a boil.
  7. Melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the flour and make a roux, stirring until slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Whisk the stock mixture into the roux and simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Season the gravy with salt and pepper and keep warm.
  10. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  11. Fry the potatoes in small batches until whitish yellow, about 8 minutes. Remove with a strainer and drain on the paper towels.
  12. Salt and pepper the fries while hot. Strain the gravy.
  13. Put the fries in shallow dishes; top with the cheese curds and gravy.

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