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Poutine
« on: May 11, 2010, 03:34:29 PM »
French fries with cheddar curd covered with gravy!!!!!!!!!!
OMG, I am drooling here.
I know what I will be doing with the next batch of cheddar.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Real-Poutine/Detail.aspx
    *   1 quart vegetable oil for frying
    * 1 (10.25 ounce) can beef gravy
    * 5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
    * 2 cups cheese curds

Directions

   1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
   2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
   3. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.

Forgot how to make cheese!

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 02:01:16 PM »
mmm that takes me back. it's the quality of the gravy that makes the dish. It shouldn't be too fancy.

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 02:07:12 PM »
If you can find a butcher, try to get some veal and beef bones and make a basic espagnole sauce or demi glace for poutine. You'll get a food coma it's so good.
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Re: Poutine
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 02:18:11 AM »
Oh that does sound good. I love french fries with gravy or french fries with cheddar and bacon but all of it together? Sounds like a meal fit for a king!

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 07:07:22 PM »
Ahh, but it's not poutine unless you have the *right* cheese :) I say that having grown up in Québec, which is generally attributed as the origin of poutine :) The curd isn't *quite* cheddar. In fact, I've never found it anywhere else in my travels. But I guess if you can't find "fromage en crottes", cheddar curd will do :)
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Re: Poutine
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 07:34:28 PM »
My understanding is the curds are just fresh curds saved before being pressed. What we like to call Squeeky cheese.

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 08:25:52 PM »
Yes "squeaky" would describe it nicely. But it's also salted.
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Re: Poutine
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010, 08:41:40 PM »
Yes finished curds just not pressed into a wheel.

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 10:47:03 PM »
Up in Canada, Costco has started to sell cheese curds - they are orange though which is not so nice for poutine.  They are very cheddar tasting curds.  But Bothwell's is a great brand, I find, and they're yummy. We have been using white cheese curds from the farmer's market here to make poutine ... once a week.  Oh boy.  We're a little crazy about poutine here at the moment.

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Re: Poutine
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 08:27:20 PM »
Lol, I didn't think you could get that anywhere south of Aroostook County, Maine!  Right next to a big slab of Tourtiere pie. 
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Re: Poutine
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 07:20:52 PM »
Lol, I didn't think you could get that anywhere south of Aroostook County, Maine!  Right next to a big slab of Tourtiere pie.

Mmmm...I had my first real poutine on a trip to Nova Scotia. It was definitely rib-sticking to say the least. Perhaps "nap-inducing" would be more accurate.

Interested to see your reference to Tourtiere. I have a version of this savory meat pie sitting in my freezer right now, a gift from a Vermonter friend of French-Canadian descent. His family pronounces it "toot-kay", and their version definitely resonates with the . . . eh, how do you say? . .. ordures blanc quality that poutine has in spades.

Their recipe is ideally filled with a coarsely ground blend of pork and a little veal, stretched with meal made from saltines.  Traditionally enjoyed on a TV table with the game on, accompanied by mustard, pickles and a cup of coffee.
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Re: Poutine
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »
Lol, I didn't think you could get that anywhere south of Aroostook County, Maine!  Right next to a big slab of Tourtiere pie.

well you are right down the road from Pineland farms lol cheese curds ;P