I was in Toronto this month and came across a delicious food called poutine. I was completely clueless about poutine and that left me puzzled since I’m Canada’s neighbor. How could something like poutine escape my notice? It must be a pretty large rock I’m living under. I’m still confuzzled on how I’ve missed something so tasty. In my defense, I don’t travel into Canada very often. Although, after discovering poutine I’m wondering what other yummy foods I’m missing out on.
For those that have no idea what I’m talking about poutine, in its most basic form, is french fries with cheese curds and brown gravy. They can, however, be served with other toppings. I like topping them with bbq pork, but I bet bacon would be tasty as well.
I knew I was going to have to try making these at home. It really isn’t difficult I’d just never thought about putting these ingredients together. I stopped by Walmart and picked up the following ingredients:
- Velveeta cheese (because it melts beautifully and can be chopped into a curd size)
- French fries
- Beef gravy
- Ready to eat bbq pork (because some days I’m lazy like that)
Y’all know thats not the only things I picked up. Its like the law of Walmart. You always exit with more than you intended to buy.
Back at home I made poutine for the very first time. It was so easy. I kind of wish it would have been terribly time-consuming so I would never want to make it again. Poutine is definitely NOT diet friendly, but it’s so good its worth indulging in the extra calories.
2-4 ounces of Velveeta cheese, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 bag of frozen french fries
1/2 cup of brown gravy
1/2 cup of bbq pork
Bake french fries according to package directions. While french fries are baking cut Velveeta into bite size chunks, heat gravy and bbq pork according to package directions. Place a layer of fries on an oven safe plate.
Top with cheese
Then top with gravy
Finally, add bbq pork
Repeat. Place back in 300 degree oven for just a couple of minutes to melt the cheese. Remove from oven and enjoy.
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