Southern Poutine Recipe
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If you haven’t had poutine, you are missing out. If you are a poutine lover, then you need to try this southern poutine. I created this recipe after discovering poutine when my family went on vacation to New England and Quebec, Canada last summer. It was so delicious and we ordered it for an appetizer every time we got a chance.
What is poutine?
Poutine is french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. It’s pronounced “poo teen”. The gravy gets mixed in with the fries and then the cheese curds gets melty on top! YUM!
When we got home I wanted to put my own spin on this delicious recipe and make it Southern style! Since I’m southern and live in North Carolina I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
One of the secrets to poutine in having the French fries super crispy. It helps keep them from getting soggy too quickly.
You can make your French fries from scratch, but who really has time for that. Not busy parenting that are running from practices, games and helping with homework. I definitely take a shortcut and use Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Shoestring Fries that I purchased from Food Lion. You could also use the Grown in Idaho Super Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries too. It’s the closest grocery store either direction when you turn out of my neighborhood. Remember, we are looking for crispy fries for this recipe and these work perfectly.
You can tell by the name Grown in Idaho that these fries are 100% from Idaho, from Idahoan farmers, and have a Grown in Idaho certification mark. I like to know where my food comes from and the best potatoes come from Idaho!
You can cook the Grown in Idaho fries in the oven or air fryer. I normally do mine in the air fryer because they get extra crispy and it’s just easier for me. I love that I can just give them a shake and they get super crispy.
I’ve made some Southern cheese fries that are to die for and you can check that recipe out here! These fries are perfect for this recipe too.
- 28 oz Grown in Idaho French fries
- 1 lb ground mild or hot breakfast sausage
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- Preheat air fryer at 390F for 3 minutes. Add french fries. Cook for 18 minutes. Shaking the basket several times.
- Cook sausage in pot until done. Breaking up into small pieces.
- Sprinkle in flour, salt and pepper and stir well. Cook on low/med heat for 3 minutes.
- Slowly pour in milk 1/2 cup at a time. Stirring continiously until in begins to thicken.
- Add French fries to bowl or plate, top with gravy and cheese.
Let me know how you like this Southern poutine, especially if you are from New England or Canada!