These French fries are a playful spin on a Quebecois favorite - lightened up
with canola oil. Traditionally made with cheese curds, poutine in this
recipe features cheddar and Parmesan instead for sharper flavors.
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into uniform sticks
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 250 mL
1 cup grana padano cheese or Parmesan, grated 250 mL
2 cups poutine gravy 500 mL
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 45 mL
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 45 mL
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 45 mL
5 cups canola oil 1.25 L
1/4 teaspoon salt 1 mL
1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 mL
2 cups Poutine Gravy
3/4 cup diced yellow onion 175 mL
2 tablespoons diced carrot 30 mL
2 tablespoons diced celery 30 mL
2/3 cup canola oil 150 mL
1 tablespoons chopped sage 15 mL
1/2 teaspoon tomato paste 2 mL
1/3 cup all-purpose flour 75 mL
4 cups beef stock 1 L
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 15 mL
1 teaspoon chopped garlic 5 mL
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary 15 mL
1 teaspoon salt 5 mL
1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 mL
Poutine: Soak cut up potatoes in cold water
overnight. Before deep-frying, remove potatoes from water and pat dry.
Using deep-fryer, heat canola oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Deep-fry for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove fries from fryer and drain on paper towels.
If necessary, in saucepan, reheat 2 cups (500 mL) poutine gravy
(recipe below) and set aside.
Return fries to deep-fryer and fry for additional 3-5 minutes or
until golden brown. Remove from fryer to stainless steel bowl. Add
gravy, cheese and herbs. Stir gently to combine. Season with salt and
Poutine Gravy: In large saucepan, sweat onion,
carrot and celery in canola oil over medium heat until they are slightly
caramelized. Stir frequently. Add sage and tomato paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Sprinkle vegetable mixture with flour and combine to form roux. Heat
for about 30 seconds. Add stock, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Simmer
for 35 minutes.
Season with rosemary, salt and pepper. Simmer for additional 10
Nutritional analysis - per serving including 1/2 cup (125 mL) of
gravy: Calories 600 Total Fat 46 g Saturated Fat 8 g Cholesterol 25 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 4 g Protein 20 g Sodium 1080 mg
Potassium 225 mg
Source: Josh Henderson, Skillet Street Food, Seattle
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): CanolaInfo.org