Making Food From Canada: Quick and Easy Poutine Recipe

All Things Mandy
by All Things Mandy

Welcome back to another Cooking Foods from Around the World.

This week, I am making a Canadian dish, and I am going with the basics here and trying out a poutine recipe. I know it might not be the most exciting, but I have never eaten or cooked poutine before, so that is what I am doing today.

Moreover, this is my first time cooking with cheese curds, so I am intrigued!

We are almost to the end of this Cooking Foods from Around the World series, and it has been such an educational experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about foods from different places around the world, cooking them and cooking with ingredients I had never cooked with, tasting them and realizing how wonderful they are.

I am excited for this Canadian poutine recipe, so let’s get started!

Poutine is just French fries with gravy and cheese curds on them. Some people jazz it up with other things, but I am keeping it pretty basic today.

I am going to be using some steak fries. I got mine at the store, but feel free to cut up your own russet potatoes and deep fry them. I wanted to make the gravy from scratch since I was taking help from the store with the fries. I got all the things I needed but, as soon as I got home, I realized I am all out of all-purpose flour.

I could not go back to the store, so instead I found some brown gravy packets in my pantry and did some research online for how to add flavors to it.

Lastly, of course, I am going to need cheese curds. I had some trouble finding those, as most stores did not have them, but at last I found some at Aldi.

First, I am getting my fries on a baking sheet and sending those in the oven, following the package directions. In the meantime, I am going to start with the gravy.

Making gravy

Since I want to make this richer, I am starting by taking two tablespoons of butter and just melting that in the pot. Then, I am going to pour in the packets of gravy, give it a little whisk, and add in two cups of beef broth.

Now I need to bring this gravy to a boil, and then I am going to add some other seasonings to it: a dash of Worcestershire sauce, some garlic powder and some onion powder.

I am not going to add salt because a lot of times these gravy packets already have quite a bit of sodium. This is it, my gravy is done, so I am going to cut the heat and just let that hang out, while my fries are cooking in the oven.

Making poutine

Now that the fries are out of the oven, I am going to put on some cheese curds. I am going to put these back into the oven for three to four minutes.

Making poutine

And here is my bowl! I have the cheese curds melted on those fries. I could not even get a picture or a video of the whole tray of fries because they were gone that fast.

I am going to take some of that gravy and drizzle that gravy over the top. It smells amazing, looks good, and tastes delicious.

Honestly, how could this not be good? It is potatoes with gravy and cheese.


This was a really easy poutine recipe, I have really enjoyed making it, and it made for a great and simple meal.

Next time, I am cooking Japanese food, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, let me know, what cuisines other than your own do you cook in your kitchen? And which ones would you like to try despite never having done it before?

Leave a comment below and I will happily read what your thoughts are.

Next, check out my Easy and Delicious Croque Monsieur Recipe.

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