I have to start by saying that I love a good proper poutine , nice gravy , well cooked chips ( fries ) , and squeaky cheddar cheese curds, best served in a paper bowl , and enjoyed with a plastic fork. I honestly believe they taste better when someone else makes it for you! Hahahaha every once in a while I try at home... so far 3 not so amazing creations. Then I tried again after a two year break ... and Wow! I finally nailed it ! Hahahaha so very far from traditional , but.. it was GOOD!! Here is how I made it :)) It was mostly all leftovers from a couple of different meals too :))
|The Leftovers :) Pan gravy, caramelized onions and mushrooms, and a mildly spicy chili spiced ground beef . Here is a link to make my basic gravy :)|
|First up , make the chips ... I MUCH prefer them well done|
Here is how to make my chips :)
|The leftovers... almost forgot about the roasted red peppers :)) I spread everything out, poured the gravy into pyrex .. and into the toaster oven it all went , at 325 - 350 for about 20 minutes ( same time as the chips took basically )|
|Once the topping were hot , Its as simple as laying them out over the chips ...|
|I was out of cheddar cheese curds, so grated mozzarella and 6 year old cheddar were subbed instead :))|
|Back into the oven for 2 minutes on broil to melt the cheeses :) Not really required ... but i like it! Hahaha|
|Close up - Ready for the Gravy :)|
|For less than a cup of gravy , it sure covered alot! MmmmMmmm|
|Time to grab a plastic fork, and dig in to my Chili Beef Poutine :))|
So, what did you think ? I have tried many, many different poutine over the years! This one would easily make my top ten list , maybe even top 5 . Success finally hahaha !!
It took me like 10 years to be accustomed to it , and to not think its was insane .... Being English, I put gravy on everything EXCEPT my chips lol ! Once i tried it though, I have never looked back. I could even judge a restaurant on how they prep the poutine. It's not as easy as it sounds...
The three main components have to be in sync for it to work , the toppings are extras.. but you need good chips, with good cheese , and topped by a good gravy , any less and it just doesn't work .... I'm mean who likes soggy fries? or thin gravy ? greasy cheese ? no thanks !
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