Poutine is a popular fast food specialty in Canada. It consists of French fries, cheese curds and a brown & thick gravy.
In today’s post I show you a variation with a spicy mushroom cream sauce, instead of cheese curds we simply use grated cheese. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Canadian Poutine
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Fast Food, Simple Recipes, Canadian Recipes, Recipes with Potatoes
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 kilogram French fries
- 500 grams brown mushrooms
- 400 milliliters beef stock
- 100 milliliters cream
- 1 onion
- 1 – 2 cloves garlic
- 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch
- A teaspoon each of rosemary & thyme
- Salt & pepper
- Oil for frying
- About 100 grams grated cheese (for example Gouda cheese)
- Parsley for garnishing
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large pan
Preheat the oven in good time and bake the French fries until golden brown and crispy in the oven. Clean mushrooms & cut into thin slices with a knife.
Peel off onion & garlic & finely chop. Finely chop parsley & set aside for garnish. In a small bowl stir together 1 heaping teaspoon of cornstarch with a little cold water until smooth, then set aside.
…for mushroom sauce:
Heat up a large pan adding a good dash of oil & sauté the mushrooms over medium to high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside.
Next, add some more oil to the pan, add onions & garlic and sweat until glassy for 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat. When this is done, stir in 1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste and fry briefly.
Deglaze everything with 400 milliliters beef stock, 100 milliliters cream & season with a teaspoon each of rosemary and thyme, stir well and then bring the sauce to a boil.
Finally, add the cornstarch mixture as well as the mushrooms with mushroom juice to the pan, stir well again and allow to simmer gently until the sauce has reached a nice & creamy consistency. Season the sauce with salt & pepper to taste and then remove from heat.
Remove the French fries from the oven after baking and spread on deep plates. Then sprinkle the fries with a handful grated cheese and afterwards pour over 1 – 2 dippers of sauce. Garnish the poutine with a little parsley and serve. Have fun cooking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):