This Easy Canadian Poutine Fries Recipe is made with homemade french fries, topped with cheese curds and beef gravy. Perfect as an appetizer, side or main dish.
How to Make Poutine Fries
When you want a treat that can’t be beat, then you’ll definitely want to make up a batch of Poutine Fries.
Never heard of Poutine? Check out this handy FAQs article: What is Poutine?
Here’s the how-to:
Authentic Canadian Poutine starts out with fresh cut and fried, French fried potatoes, farm-fresh cheese curds, and rich creamy beef gravy.
Cheese curds are the cheese of choice when it comes to Poutine, but if you cannot get your hands on this delicacy, then you’ll have to settle for something close to it like, aged mozzarella (not fresh) or even gouda that has been cut or torn into small chunks.
French Fried Potatoes
Follow this easy recipe HERE to make deliciously simple homemade french fries. I like to use Russet potatoes that have been cut and and sliced lengthwise into long sticks. You don’t have to peel your french fries if you don’t want to.
I like to double fry mine to make them nice and crispy. Perfect for poutine.
Whichever method you choose to make your gravy, just be sure not to drown the fries with too much gravy goodness. I like to drizzle my Poutine but not too generously.
Try These Poutine Recipe Variations
As always, there are many ways to make great Poutine Fries. Here are some options to consider when making yours:
- Feta Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Tatar Tots
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Smoked Meat
- Pulled Pork (Carnitas)
- KFC Chicken Tenders
- Roasted Duck
- Fried Eggs
Easy Canadian Poutine Fries Recipe
For the Poutine Gravy:*
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp worchester sauce
- Salt and Pepper to taste
For the French Fries:**
- 4 cups Russet potatoes sliced thinly into sticks, peeled or skin left on
- vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
For the Cheese:
- 1 cup cheese curds white or yellow curds, or torn or cut chunks of aged mozzarella or gouda
For the Poutine Gravy*
- Dissolve the cornstarch in half of the beef broth, before it’s been heated.
- In a saucepan add the beef broth-cornstarch mixture, along with the rest of the beef broth and chicken broth, garlic and onion powders and worchester sauce. Stir regularly at a simmer until completely combined. Heat until thickened then add fresh ground pepper and salt to taste.
For the French Fries**
- Using a deep fryer or a heavy sided pot, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
- Carefully place a handful cut potato sticks into the hot oil, being careful to crowd the pot with potato.
- Cook until the potatoes are golden brown, approximately 7-10 minutes. Remove using a food spider and place french fries on paper towel to remove excess oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
- To Assemble the Poutine:
- To a crock, bowl or plate, add your french fries, topped with chunks of cheese curds, followed by drizzling beef gravy over everything. Serve hot. Enjoy!