Real Canadian Poutine

Real Canadian Poutine

3 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  Colleen

“Poutine originated from rural Québec province in the 1950s. I would say poutine is not second to any other food in Canada. I order poutine when I go to diners, but I also buy fresh cheese curd to make my own at home. Homemade gravy is really easy and quick to make. The only rule I don't follow for authentic poutine is that I don't fry my French fries; I bake them in the oven. Be careful. This is very addictive!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Spread fries in a single layer over prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour vigorously. When mixture bubbles, reduce heat to low; cook and stir until the mixture thins, about 2 minutes. Whisk in beef broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until gravy has thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place fries on a serving plate or in individual bowls. Distribute the cheese curds over the fries; pour hot gravy over the fries and curds. Serve immediately.

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This would be much better with real homemade fries... The sauce wasn't right either, nothing like a real Quebec poutine.



Loved it! I could not find cheese curds anywhere, so I did use the suggested mozzarella instead. The gravy came together very easily and tasted great. The family devoured these! I will be keeping my eyes opened for the curds, as I would love to try them. This is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Faith N

Faith N

I couldn't get the consistency right for this, however, it was still delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed it with the mozzarella cheese. Looked for cheese curds but have had no luck so far. Will keep looking though!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 427 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 808 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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