1 hour 20 minutes
Make authentic Canadian poutine at home with this simple recipe for crispy french fries, savory brown gravy, and delicious cheese curds. It's pure comfort food!
‣ 4 large russet potatoes ‣ 4 cups peanut oil, or enough to fill skillet 2-4 inches deep ‣ 1/2 cup unsalted butter ‣ 1/4 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1 teaspoon garlic powder ‣ 1 teaspoon onion powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt ‣ 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ‣ 3 cups low-sodium beef broth ‣ 1 cup unsalted chicken broth ‣ salt, for seasoning fries ‣ 2 cups cheese curds
Prepare the french fries by slicing the potatoes and submerging them in a bowl of cold water. Set this bowl aside for now.
Add the peanut oil to a large skillet, then heat it up to 325 degrees F.
Remove the sliced fries from the water and thoroughly pat them dry, then drop them into the hot oil. Cook the cut fries for 10 minutes – this will blanch them, not crisp them, so they won’t be browned yet – and place the blanched fries on a wire cooling rack. Repeat this step until all the cut fries are blanched.
While you’re working with the fries, begin to prepare the brown gravy. Melt some butter in a saucepan, then whisk in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Let the flour paste cook for a few minutes.
While continuing to whisk, slowly blend in the beef broth and chicken broth until there are no clumps.
Let the gravy simmer until slightly thickened.
Finish the fries by increasing the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F, then frying the fries for 2-3 minutes. Unlike before, the fries should become crispy and a golden color. Transfer the fries back to the wire cooling rack and season with salt.
Assemble the poutine by adding french fries to a large plate and drizzling them with brown gravy and cheese curds. Once done, serve and enjoy!