Poutine a popular dish that had its beginning in Montreal. A restaurateur at a trucker stop had tried to find a dish that would take care of his clients. He tried to find a dish that was easy, cheap and fast to make that he could have available for his clientele. Furthermore, a dish that they could bring on their deliveries. Through the truck drivers, Poutine spread quickly throughout Quebec. It eventually was brought all across Canada.
So let us make our Poutine.
First, Poutine needs blanching, so here is how we do it.
Then cut and rinse the fries to get rid of any excess starch or sugar and then place the cut fries in cool water. Some people also put some concentrated lemon juice in the water. One tablespoon of lemon juice is used per gallon of water is the ratio usually used. Once the fries has spent some time in the cool water. Drain the water, and then place the fries in the fryer until the fries has taken a glazed look and are still a little limp. Pull the fries out and place the fries in uncovered in a tub. Then cool the fries to room temperature and then refrigerate. Put lids on the tubs until you are ready for the final frying.
- 1-quart vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1 (10 1/4 ounce) can beef gravy ( I prefer sauce packets from St Hubert Bar-B-Q and Chalet Bar-B-Q
- 5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
- 2 cups cheese curds (Quebec curds or Wisconsin curds are the best)
- Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365°F (185°C).
- Warm gravy in saucepan and continue to stir until the gravy is dark and has thickened.
- Place the fries into the hot oil, be careful of any splashing and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes.
- Remove, place on a plate with a paper towel on top to absorb any of the oil dripping.
- Place the fries on a serving platter, and curd cheese over the fries to your taste
- Pour your hot gravy over the fries and cheese, melting the cheese and serve immediately.
Get ready for a fantastic meal. Goes great with a beer. You will keep coming back for more.
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