If you’ve never had this classic Canadian side or snack, now is the time!

Easy Canadian Poutine Recipe


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 32 oz broth (your preferred flavor)
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese curds


  • Clean and slice your potatoes into ½” sticks;
  • Pour into a bowl and cover with water then set aside for 1 hour;
  • Heat your deep fryer to 300F;
  • Drain and pat the potatoes dry;
  • Add the potatoes to the frying oil and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until starting to brown;
  • Remove from the oil, and set aside to drain on paper;
  • Increase the heat of your oil to 375F;
  • When the oil is at temperature, drop your fries back into the oil and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the fries are desired golden color;
  • Remove the fries from the fryer and place on towels to dry, sprinkling with salt for flavor;
  • Mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper mixing well;
  • In a large skillet or stockpot, heat the butter over medium heat;
  • Once the butter has melted, stir in the flour mixture and stir occasionally cooking for 4-5 minutes or until starting to brown;
  • Once it has begun to brown, reduce heat to low, and whisk in the broth a little at a time being careful to break up lumps;
  • Let this mixture simmer for 4-5 minutes or until it start to thicken, then remove from heat and set aside;
  • Preheat your oven to 400F;
  • In a large bowl, you will add your prepared fries, then pour the gravy and cheese over them tossing to coat;
  • Pour the fry mixture into an oven-safe dish and then place into the preheated oven for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melty;
  • Serve with additional salt, pepper, and gravy for dipping if desired.


If you prefer, you can easily pour the gravy over the fries before baking rather than mixing it together.