Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Poutine - A Canadian Original

Poutine is a French Canadian dish of French fries and fresh cheese curds covered with gravy or sauce and was first made in the province of Quebec in the 1950s. It can now be found across Canada and even some large franchises such as MacDonalds have it on their menu in some locations. Some specialty shops like this one on Bloor St also serve it with various meat toppings. I have to admit to never having tried it!
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25 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Sounds like something we Hoosiers would like! Developed by a cardiologist perhaps? LOL!

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Pat said...

My Canadian friends told me ALL ABOUT poutine while we were wintering together in AZ. I must say, it wasn't something that I was craving. The first time my Canadian friend was down in the states and ordered fries, she asked for gravy and the people thought she was nuts! Ha ha!

ewok1993 said...

I've heard of it from various media, but never tasted it just ye.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've never tried it, either. I like my french fries the old English way, with salt and vinegar.
Love your photo, though.
K

Andy said...

What! You`re Canadian and never tried poutine? Next you will be telling us that you have never tried HP sauce;-)

Paul in Powell River said...

To be honest, just the thought of fries, cheese curd and gravy on one plate is enough to turn my stomach!I'm a purist - salt on my fries, thank you, nothing else!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never heard of this before! Not sure about the fresh cheese curds. I think I would like just melted cheese without being curds! Interesting how the sign almost looks like a tartan! (I double-checked in case it may have been shadows!)

La Principessa Errante said...

Hmmmm - never tried it - and admit - sounds a bit dicey for my taste. But maybe you need to give us a photo tour one of these days :-).

Lowell said...

Talk about a heart-attack on a plate! Yikes. Doesn't even sound good to me, though. I like French fries with some ketchup. I'm a simple man, as you can probably tell! :-)

Deb said...

Gravy and chips is popular here, also cheesy chips, but not all 3 together!

Sharon said...

Well I have to admit that it doesn't sound very appetizing to me at all. Given the calorie and cholesterol count in it, that would be a good thing.

Regina K said...

I like gravy on fries, I like them plain with ketchup, and I like them with chile and cheese (a New Mexico version). The cheese curds sounds a bit different.

LĂșcia said...

When are you going to try it? ;-)

Taken For Granted said...

Sounds like an interesting dish which might spread far from it's origin. Need to try some for the sake of science.

Jim said...

Interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Halcyon said...

I've never had poutine either. I just don't like gravy. :S
This sign is funny though. So many Canadian cliches rolled into one.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Sounds like a heart attack on a plate! I've never tried, but I think I'd like it.

Jack said...

I have never had it, much less ever heard of it, and it will stay that way!

Lesley said...

I have never tried it either. I never even liked gravy on my fries. It is vinegar and lots of salt for me.

Randy said...

That sounds interesting.

Mo said...

Hmm not something that appeals to me.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've tried it! I've had a few off my husband's plate a long. long time ago. The fries are soggy. :))

NixBlog said...

Hmmm, it doesn't sound appealing to me, Pat. I,d give it a try though - maybe when I'm next in Canada :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

That sounds like something I'd avoid!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It does actually sound kind of yummy Pat, but that combination just can't possibly be good for you haha!