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A plate piled with homemade poutine with brown gravy and melted cheese curds.
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Make authentic Canadian Poutine right at home with homemade french fries, a simple and delicious brown gravy, and cheese curds or melted mozzarella cheese. Additions include bacon, pulled pork, avocado, and more!



Prepare the French Fries

  • I recommend making my homemade French fries. Otherwise frozen French fries can be baked per package instructions, or fried as follows:
  • Heat oil to 300 degrees in a deep fryer or dutch oven
    TIP: Using a candy/deep frying thermometer makes it easy to tell when the oil is ready.
  • Add the fries to the oil in batches, don’t overcrowd them. Fry for about 5 minutes, then place them on a paper towel lined plate. This is enough to cook them through without browning the outside yet and is the best method for extra crispy fries.
  • Increase heat to 400 degrees and fry in batches a second time, until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside. Place on paper towels.

Add the Cheese and Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the fries on a baking sheet and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is just melted.

Prepare the Gravy

  • This recipe for homemade beef gravy is perfect for Poutine and takes just 10 minutes. Otherwise, prepare a packet according to package instructions. You can also make my easy Chicken Gravy recipe.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the fries and serve immediately!


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


Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 860mg, Potassium: 426mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 6.3mg, Calcium: 161mg, Iron: 1.3mg