food

Poutine

If you've never tried French fries from the Great White North, consider this your chance.

food

Poutine

If you've never tried French fries from the Great White North, consider this your chance.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, washed
  • Canola/vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons white flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups cheese curds

Steps

  1. Cut potatoes into French fries and soak in cold water for 3 hours.
  2. Drain potatoes, and place on paper towel to absorb extra moisture.
  3. In a large pot, add 1 1/2 inches of oil and heat to 325°F.
  4. Add fries in small batches to pot, making sure not to crowd. Cook for 2 minutes, and remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towels.
  5. Heat oil to 400°F, and add fries in small patches back to pot, frying for 5 minutes until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels, and season with salt and black pepper.
  6. In a saucepan, heat butter on medium heat, and add flour. Continue to cook, until flour-butter mixture takes on a golden-brown color.
  7. Slowly whisk in chicken broth, and add thyme and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer, and cook until gravy has reduced by a 1/3 and has nicely thickened.
  8. Remove from heat, and add vinegar and salt to taste.
  9. Place fries on a platter, and top with cheese curds, followed by hot gravy.