Eat Like a Canadian: Make Your Own Poutine!

As part of our commitment to deliver so much more than iconic Canadian sweets, snacks and surprises, the True North Delivery Co. wanted to share a tiny tidbit of what makes Canada great. Today's subject, a little something called Poutine!

Originating in Quebec circa 1950, Poutine is a common delectable Canadian delicacy made with french, fries, gravy and cheese sauce. Got a spare twenty-five minutes? Here's how you can enjoy this quintessential Canadian dish!

What you'll need:
• 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
• 1 (10.25 ounce) can beef gravy
• 5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
• 2 cups cheese curds

1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.

2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

3. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.

Attention Experimenters!
• Add cut up cooked chicken or hamburger.
• Use shredded mozzarella cheese in place of cheese curds.
• Italian Poutine: Substitute marinara for gravy.
• BBQ Poutine: Substitute a light BBQ sauce for gravy.