As my seemingly endless journey of recreating and reinterpreting cuisine from others countries continues, I thought it was time I set my sites on the Canadian east coast and its great tradition of French inspired dishes.
Poutine is the ultimate comfort food, whether consumed after a big night out or a lazy afternoon curled up on the sofa. It will satisfy all your salty, carbohydrate and fat cravings. Traditionally consisting of only chips, cheese curd and gravy, there are now all manner of variants being concocted, including this spiced up wee number that includes chorizo meatballs.
You can make the chips (fries) using Lauren’s great oven chip recipe here or if your feel especially lazy just grab a bag of frozen chips and a box of gravy from the market – sometimes you just need it now, with the smallest of effort required, but don’t skimp on the curd – there is no alternative to fresh cheese curd in this dish.
I made this recipe, along with a Japanese curry gravy version topped with sliced spring onion for Friday beers at work. Both dishes where cleanup in a matter of minutes!