Making Homemade Poutine

Homemade Poutine
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One of Canada’s most well-known foods, poutine is some of the most delectable comfort food you’ll ever eat.

With a flavorful brown gravy sauce, handmade French fries are covered in cheese curds in this dish. very best(Poutine)

Describe Poutine.

Poutine is often made with a bed of fries, cheese curds (no mozzarella cheese), and gravy on top.

Without a doubt, poutine is Canadian. The exact origin of this meal, like many others, is up for controversy, with numerous establishments claiming it to have been created in Quebec in the 1950s.

In English, it is pronounced “poo-teen” or “poo-tin,” but in Quebec, it is “poo-tsin.”

Nowadays, there are a variety of versions available around the nation, including full poutine establishments! Poutine is a staple on practically every menu and is available at fast food establishments in Canada.

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Why Do We Adore It?

  • Homemade fries that have been baked or deep-fried can be used to make poutine (or even store-bought in a pinch).
  • It’s loaded with cheesy, crunchy delight.
  • You can add your preferred toppings, such as taco meat or caramelized onions (while these are not traditional ingredients, they are delicious).
  • An economical, simple, and enjoyable meal for any home cook!



There are no restrictions here. Use premade french fries if you’re in a rush, deep fry your french fries, make air fryer french fries or use the oven.

For handmade fries that are crisp on the exterior and fluffy on the inside, consider starchy potatoes like russets.


Poutine is topped with a thick gravy, which melts the cheese and enhances the flavor. Even though we prefer the homemade gravy below, you may also use leftover or even pre-packaged gravy.


The deli section of stores frequently stocks bags of store-bought cheese curds (and not always in the dairy case). Ask the store where they are if you can’t find them.

Cheese curds, which are crumbles of cheese that have been cut off from the whey, have a mildly salty taste. They won’t completely melt in poutine, but they will give a chewy texture and squeak as you eat!

Variations Making

  • Poutine can take many shapes depending on where you are in Canada (or the US), but it always contains the same three ingredients: fries, gravy or sauce, and cheese curds.
  • Waffle fries, wedge fries, string fries, tater tots, and even sweet potato fries are occasionally utilized, but the standard is still the humble french fry.
  • Poutine can be topped with pulled pork, chopped bacon, ground sausage, or taco meat that has been spiced up for a heartier dish.
  • Poutine calls for squeaky cheese curds but depending on where you reside, these may be difficult to locate. If cheese curds are unavailable, use cubes of very mild cheddar or mozzarella instead (although it is technically not poutine if not made with cheese curds, cheese fries with gravy are delicious too).

Recipe for Poutine

  • Cut potatoes into pieces of equal size, and then immerse them in cold water.
  • Applying oil, salt, and pepper after baking or air frying (per the recipe below).
  • In a skillet, cook onion until it is soft. Include seasonings.
  • Add the water and beef broth and whisk until smooth. until thickened, simmer.

To Put Together and Serve

Put heated fries on a plate, paper boat, or bowl, and top with cheese curds to make poutine. Add hot gravy on top, then serve right away.

Poutine Advice

  • French fries are made in the air fryer in minutes with fresh or frozen ingredients!
  • Set out the cheese curds while preparing the remainder of the dish because they are best served at room temperature.
  • To ensure that the cheese curds melt, make sure the fries and gravy are heated.
  • Stock up on plenty of napkins!
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Ingredients for Poutine

  • 8 ounces of Cheese Curds


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • seasoned salt to taste

brown gravy

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ cup condensed beef broth



  1. Turn on the 375°F oven. Using parchment paper, line a sizable baking sheet.
  2. Peeled potatoes should be washed and sliced into 14″ fries.
  3. Give potatoes at least 30 minutes to soak in a bowl or the sink of cold water. Remove from water and thoroughly pat dry.
  4. Add salt and oil and toss. Spread out in a single layer on the prepared pan.
  5. For 20 minutes, bake. Fries will continue to fry for another 20 to 25 minutes at a higher temperature of 425 degrees while being stirred.


  1. Fries can be baked while onions are softened in oil over medium heat. Seasonings and garlic are added. For two minutes, cook.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk continuously for 5 minutes.
  3. A little at a time, add beef broth and 1 cup of water. Stir after each addition until smooth. Heat to a rolling boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for two minutes. Through a mesh strainer, filter.


  1. Cheese curds should be placed on top of the fries on the serving platter. Over the cheese and fries, pour the extremely hot gravy.
  2. Serve right away.


To bring cheese curds to room temperature, take them out of the refrigerator. This aids in melting it when hot gravy is poured on top of it.
To ensure that the cheese curds melt, make sure the fries and gravy are heated.
Shortcut Advice
The air fryer can be used to cook fries.
Frozen fries can take the place of homemade fries.
You can use store-bought or leftover gravy for homemade brown gravy.


Calories: 1108 | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 1746mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 894mg | Iron: 5mg