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

Easy Canadian Poutine Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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