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Homemade Poutine

Learn everything you need to know to make Authentic, Canadian Poutine right at home! From what cheese to use, to the easy gravy recipe, and even homemade fries, it's all here!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Poutine, Poutine, Poutine Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 359 kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 28 oz. frozen French fries, OR
  • a batch of homemade fries
  • 6 oz. cheese curds can sub 6 oz. whole milk, low moisture mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • 1 packet gravy mix
  • Vegetable oil optional, use if frying
  • Fresh thyme to garnish (optional)
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. See here on how to make homemade French fries.
  2. For frozen fries: If baking, bake the fries according to package instructions.
  3. For frying, heat the oil to 300 degrees in a deep fryer or dutch oven. You don’t want the fries to boil rapidly, but to lightly bubble just to cook them through. 
  4. TIP: Using a candy/deep frying thermometer makes it easy to tell when the oil is ready.

  5. Add the fries to the oil in batches, you don’t want to overcrowd them. Fry for about 5 minutes, then place them on a paper towel lined plate.

  6. Repeat until all fries have been fried once.
  7. Increase heat to 400 degrees and fry in batches a second time, until they are a light golden brown.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Line the fries on a baking sheet and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is just melted but not browned. You want them to retain their shape and color.
  11. Prepare the gravy according to package instructions and drizzle it over the baking sheet of fries and cheese.
  12. Use a spatula to remove and serve! Garnish with fresh thyme if desired!

Recipe Notes

The below nutrition facts for this recipe are based on baked frozen fries. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Poutine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 860mg37%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.