What’d you call me?!
That’s what I demanded of Husband the first time he mentioned poutine. Poutine is a Canadian dish made of hot fries topped with cheese curd and brown gravy.
Husband is Canadian.
I’m from South-by-God-Carolina so I dang sure hadn't ever heard of it and thought he’d just called me something raunchy.
But y’all. Y’all! How in the world has this dish not made it big time in the South? Fried potatoes, cheese and GRAVY? That’s got a Southern heart attack written all over it. You know we consider gravy a beverage down here.
Every time we go up to visit his family we eat lots and lots and lots of poutine but sometimes he gets to jonesing for it in between visits so I've come up with a short-cut version that’s easy to make without too much fuss.
4 servings of cooked fries (I used the prepared kind you bake in the oven)
2 packages brown gravy mix
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 cups fresh cheese curds*
Prepare fries to your liking and immediately season with salt.
Meanwhile, add both packages of gravy mix to a small saucepan. Whisk in water and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat while continually whisking. Once mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Plate hot fries then top with cheese curds. Ladle gravy evenly over curds and fries and serve immediately.
*I can’t get fresh cheese curd in my neck of the woods so I use unsmoked provolone or mozzarella cheese, diced into small chunks