Ask any Canadian about poutine and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. Ask any Canadian about Vladimir Putin and they’ll start drooling because all they heard was poutine.
This quintessential Canadian dish couldn’t be anymore straightforward. French fries, cheese curd, and gravy — that’s it. But is it really that simple? Any buzzed up party-goer stumbling out of a bar at 2am on a Saturday night, from Halifax to Victoria, may certainly say it is that simple. However, ask a sober foodie in the light of day, or even better, go straight to the source in Quebec to discover what makes this dish far more complex than meets the eye.
I’ve had my fair share of poutine. Some utterly delicious, while others were a soft soggy, greasy mess. As easy as it is to make, it’s equally easy to mess up. For the more adventurous poutine seekers, variations of…
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