I can remember a few years ago looking at an Adam Seger recipe for poutine, a dish which at the time I honestly hadn’t heard anything about. To those of you who are in the same boat as I was back then, this is a Canadian staple dish which features some simple yet delicious ingredients. Poutine is made with french fries which are then covered in cheese, usually mozzarella, and then they have a beef stock gravy poured over the top of them. In some cases the gravy could be chicken stock, or it may even be a mixture.
I was lucky enough to go to Montreal last year and try this dish for myself, and it was every bit as delicious as I had hoped for. If you are yet to try this tasty treat, here is exactly why you are going to love it.
As much as I do enjoy complex foods and gourmet options, there is something which is even more delightful about simple food. This is certainly something that falls into the category of simplicity. Given that each place you go to creates their gravy in a different way, you get a huge range of choices and the flavor is much more profound then you may realize.
If we are talking comfort food then the truth is that there is no better choice than this. Poutine really does tick every box when it comes to what we look for in comfort food. Firstly you have the fact that it is not exactly healthy, a common trait with comfort food, secondly it is easy to prepare, it is quick to enjoy and it is every bit as gooey and delicious as comfort food should be. This is a dish which can certainly be enjoyed at any time, but when you need that little bit of comfort this is the perfect time to enjoy it.
If you are buying poutine at a cafe or restaurant then you can get this dish at a great price, which is not something that you can always say about something which tastes so delicious. Even if you are making this dish in the house, it will cost you almost nothing to prepare, and the cheese is likely to be the most expensive thing that you have to buy.
Perfect For Sharing
Now I am not someone who particularly enjoys sharing my food, but this is one food choice which I have nor problem at all sharing. There is the same feeling with this dish as there is with nachos, that idea of everyone chipping in and picking out something off the plate. To be honest, if it was a toss up between nachos and this, I’d be picking poutine every single time.
Have you tried this dish yet? What did you make of it? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to know what you think.