National French Fry Day was July 13th—what better way is there to honor this holiday than with poutine? Consider this recipe round-up a belated celebration of one of our favorite fried potato dishes. Poutine has come a long way since its creation in 1950s Quebec and is now enjoyed by fry and fromage fanatics around the globe. Try the traditional recipe or experiment with a twist on the classic—there’s no way you could possibly go wrong.
Classic Canadian Poutine
If you have a craving for straight up poutine, this recipe is for you. Featuring all the staples—fries, curds, gravy—this will satisfy your hankering.
Meatball Poutine with Roth Grand Cru
For a heartier poutine, try this recipe, which includes meatballs and swaps out curds for Roth Grand Cru. The mingling of Alpine-style cheese, savory meatballs, scallions, and gravy combine to make a super filling and delightfully decadent dish.
Home Fries with Cheese Curds
This recipe substitutes the classic string-style french fry and replaces it with a breakfast staple: that’s right, we’re talking home fries. The home-fry-and-curds combo makes for some good old fashioned comfort food. This recipe doesn’t call for gravy, so spuds and curds get to shine like the stars they are.
Ever considered Italian-Canadian fusion food? Same. But this crave-worthy poutine pizza is definitely worth a try. It features all the classic elements of both dishes—fries, gravy, olive oil, and mozzarella—to create a multicultural meal.
Speaking of combining global favorites, we’ve got a North American mashup for you: the poutine burger. NPR said it best: “Putting Canada on top of America is both delicious and geographically accurate.” Can’t argue with that.
The poutine combinations are endless. All you need are the staples: french fries, cheese curds, and gravy.