Poutine is a classic comfort food in Canada. Homemade fries with cheese and gravy, what's not to love about that? AMAZING dish!

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Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-02-26, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 25-11-2021

45 minutes 4 people Side dishes


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  • 50 gram butter
  • 50 gram all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 500 ml concentrated beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • about 300 gram cheese curds, or use mozzarella if you can't find any cheese curds
  • about 1,5 kg potatoes (waxy potatoes, suitable for homemade fries)
  • sunflower or other neutral oil for frying
Poutine ingredients
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  • frying pan, or use a heavy bottomed pan
  • skimmer
  • large bowl
  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • clean kitchen towel
  • paper kitchen towels


45 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Heat sunflower or other neutral oil in a heavy bottomed pan to a temperature around 150 degrees celsius or 300 degrees fahrenheit. Rinse the potatoes well and divide them into fries with the skin on.

Transfer them to a clean kitchen towel and pat them dry as much as possible. Cook them in batches in the hot oil for a few minutes and then transfer them to a bowl.

You can also use store-bought fries if you want, but homemade fries are even better. Meanwhile peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Drain the cheese and chop into small pieces.  

Canadian poutine

Finishing the poutine -- 30 minutes

Heat butter in a small pan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the flour all at once and let it cook on low heat for a few minutes to create a roux.

Pour a little bit of the stock into the pan and keep on stirring to prevent the sauce from creating lumps. Keep adding stock until it has all been used. Let the sauce simmer until it had reached the desired thickness and add a bit of ketchup.

Season with pepper and salt. As soon as all the fries have been pre-cooked, you heat the oil to about 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Cook the fries in batches until they're beautiful golden brown and drain them onto paper kitchen towels to remove any excess oil. Serve immediately with cheese and gravy. Enjoy!

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