Canadian Poutine

Authentic Canadian Poutine features deep-fried fries, poutine gravy and white cheddar cheese curds all tossed together. Be careful when deep-frying. A proper deep fryer is recommended.
Preparation time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 1hours
Servings: 9


9 tbsp cornstarch
6 tbsp water
18 tbsp unsalted butter
0.75 cup unbleached all purpose flour
60 oz beef broth
30 oz chicken broth
Pepper, to taste
For Deep Fried Fries: 6 lbs Russet potatoes, Peanut or other frying oil
3 – 4.5 cups white cheddar cheese curds,


Prepare the gravy: In a small bowl, dissolve the cornflour in the water and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture turns golden brown.
Add the beef and chicken broths and bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk. Stir in about HALF the cornflour mixture and simmer for a minute or so. If you’d like your gravy thicker, add more of the cornflour mixture, in small increments, as needed, to thicken. Season with pepper. Taste and add additional salt, if necessary, to taste. Make ahead and re-warm or keep warm until your fries are ready.
For Deep-Fried fries, Prepare your potatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch thick sticks. Place in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Allow to stand for at least one hour or several hours. When ready to cook, heat your oil in your deep fryer or large, wide, heavy cooking pot to 300° F.
Remove the potatoes from the water and place them on a sheet of paper towel. Blot to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
Add your fries to the 300°F oil and cook for 5-8 minutes, just until potatoes are starting to cook but are not yet browned. Remove potatoes from oil and scatter on a wire rack. Increase oil temperature to 375°F Once oil is heated to that temperature, return the potatoes to the fryer and cook until potatoes are golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined bowl.
To Prepare poutine:Add your fried or baked fries to a large, clean bowl. Season lightly with salt while still warm. Add a ladle of hot poutine gravy to the bowl and using tongs, toss the fries in the gravy. Add more gravy, as needed to mostly coat the fries.
Add the cheese curds and toss with the hot Add the cheese curds and toss them with the hot fries and gravy. Serve with freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately with gravy. Serve with freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.