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French fried potatoes, topped with cheese curds (oh my!) and gravy. Really, what could be better?
Course Side Dish or Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 3645kcal
Author Mike


For the poutine

  • 2 pounds French fries deep-fried and drained (if frozen, cooked per package instructions)
  • 1 cups cheese curds or more
  • garnishes optional. I used sliced green onions, but chopped parsley, fresh sage, thyme, etc are also great.

For the gravy


For the poutine

  • Layer fries on a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle fries with the curds (you may have to separate the curds first).
  • Add lots of gravy and garnish as desired.

For the gravy

  • Dissolve the cornstarch in the water in a small bowl or glass.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the flour and continue cooking, whisking often, for 5 minutes or until the flour has turned golden brown.
  • Add the garlic, stir and cook another 30 seconds.
  • Whisk in the beef and chicken broths (careful when first starting to add the broths as the mixture will steam a bit. Keep your hands and face back.)
  • Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering, whisking constantly, for 5 minutes or until the gravy is thickened.
  • Add pepper to taste and stir and serve.


Calories: 3645kcal | Carbohydrates: 316g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 242g | Saturated Fat: 105g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 8493mg | Potassium: 4538mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2106IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 979mg | Iron: 15mg