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