A French-Canadian classic dish with crispy fries, fresh cheese curds, and a rich, savory mushroom gravy.
Have you ever tried poutine? Poutine is a French-Canadian specialty: french fries and cheese curds smothered in a brown gravy. I tried it for the first time at La Banquise in Montreal with my friend Amy a few years ago, and we were both awed at the sheer amount of variations every poutine restaurants seemed to have on their menus. Some are topped with smoked meats and bacon bits, others with sour cream and guacamole piled high, and there are even some over-the-top poutines made with fries cooked in duck fat, and then topped with duck broth gravy and duck confit!
Traditionally, the gravy is made with beef broth, but I gave this greasy spoon classic a spin by using mushroom broth to lighten up the gravy without compromising the flavors one bit. This mushroom gravy is rich, savory, and just plain delicious poured over some hot, crispy fries and squeaky cheese curds. Enjoy!