Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Easy Peasy Poutine

Declare your diets over, girlfriends. This is absolutely, sinfully yummy, and so easy to make, you and your kids would want it ever.ry.day.

The first time I heard of poutine was on PB's blog.
Being a person who's easily tergoda (tempted) by anything remotely edible (especially if it's cheesy), I googled for the recipe. Turns out they are pretty easy to make. You only need fries, cheese curds and some kinda gravy. I can do the fries part. I can even wing the some kinda gravy part. The cheese curd part was a little tricky, but via the wonders of the book of face, i got a tip from an authentic Canadian that I could subtitute it with mozarella cheese (Thanx, Ben!).

My first attempt at poutine turned into chilli cheese fries instead.
A few nights a go, entah apa dia mimpi malam tu, Taufik asked me to make steak for dinner. To go with the steak, I made mashed potatoes, and to go with the taters, I made some mushroom gravy. I had some leftover mushroom gravy and the first thing that popped in my head was "Poutine!".

Here's the recipe for the mushroom gravy (you can omit the mushroom if you're not a fan, then you'd end up with just gravy).

Easy Peasy Mushroom Gravy

1 tbsp cooking oil or butter
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
a handful of mushrooms roughly chopped
1 tbsp plain flour
1 cup stock (Chicken, beef, vegetable, whatever you like)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil/butter and saute garlic, onions and mushrooms in a saucepan till wilted.
Add in flour, saute till flour is brown.
Pour in stock and bring to a boil while stirring.
Add salt and pepper to taste , let simmer to desired thickness.

I kept the leftover gravy in an airtight contaner in the fridge.
Of course you could always modify the recipe to suit your taste. Omit mushrooms, add other spices (curry powder?), add a little dark soy sauce for coloring, or a little sugar for sweetness. To each, his own.

Easy Peasy Poutine

Frozen fries
Mozarella cheese (cut into small pieces or shredded)
Prepared gravy

Prepare fries per instructions on package.
Heat up gravy.
Place hot fries in a serving bowl/plate.
Sprinkle as much cheese as you like.
Pour hot gravy on top.
Let sit for a few minutes for cheese to melt a bit and fries to soak up gravy.
Dig in!

I used shredded mozarella because I think they are easier to 'spread around' on the fries. I cant even begin to describe how the creamy and salty flavours meld together, or how the crunchiness of the fries, the gooey-ness of the melted cheese and the silky gravy just overloads your senses. Some fries got soggy, of course, but it's okay, coz it was soggy with yummeh gravy.
I can imagine sitting with a big bowl of this with my girlfriends and moaning with ecstasy with each mouthful, just like we did the first time we shared a bowl of beef queso.
Simply put, YUM!

PB, you MUSTI cuba ni!


  1. adulaaa!!! uuwwaaaa!!! jelesnya dengan orang rajin try menerai recipe ni..
    sedapnya nampak Poutine tu.. kalau dekat, dah lama neeza ketuk pintu mintak cikitttt.. hehehee...

  2. neeza,
    senang aja nak buat... cubalah sendiri.. boleh serve hari khamis ni :) Budak2 mesti suka.

  3. omg. YUMMMMMMMMSSSSS!!! the cheese, the cheeeeeese!! *pengsan*

    i WILL plan to make this one day, i will i will.

  4. Let me see...urm..urm...I am on leave on Fridayyyy. Yay....boleh try.

    Now kena start keja nanti lapar...

  5. *drooooooooooooooooooooooooooools*

    nanti you dah balik mesia you kena jemput kami datang to taste ALL your resepi in here mkay??? grins.

  6. huwaaa!!! lapar lapar...

  7. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Komen Pak Malim kucing ray yg alim.

    Saya pun suka makan keju, kata Pak Malim sambil memakai baju. Mmmmmm, melihat gambar masakan Elisa sudah cukup utk buat air liur saya meleleh, kata Pak Malim sambil memegang koleh.

  8. your foodie description made me terliur :P nasib baik tak posa hari nie hehehe...


    ehh dah lama tak makan beef quesso but i must try this one!

  9. haniza12:26 PM

    OMG... droooool. have to try this....