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Poutine Gravy Cheese Fries {Baked}

One of the yummiest memories I brought back with me from my road trip to Canada were these oh-so-crispy potato planks dripping in a mess of gravy and cheese.  Me and my bestie seated ourselves in some obscure hole-in-the-wall dive and literally dove head first into a colossal basket, a remarkable feat considering we’d just polished off a crazy assortment of street food to pleasure us as we soaked in the sights of Toronto.

Now, I could claim that the reason I bake these is for health (but I cannot tell a lie).  I just find that baking them is much easier and it’s a “set it and forget it” routine that yields fries just as crispy as a fryer would but minus the grease perfumed hair and clothes.  The trick to achieving a crusty exterior is to first, rinse and soak your cut fries in cold water for about 15-2o minutes.  Secondly, you want to make sure you thoroughly pat them dry.

How to Make Gravy Cheese Fries Poutine

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Poutine Gravy Cheese Fries {Baked}
 
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Ingredients
Fries
  • 2 large russet potatoes (or more)
  • Peanut/Canola Oil
  • Salt/pepper
Gravy
  • 2 tb unsalted butter or bacon grease
  • 2 tb all purpose, unbleached flour
  • 2 cups warm broth
  • Salt/pepper
  • Optional: 1 tb of heavy cream, cognac/brandy, garlic/herbs
Cheese

Instructions
  1. Cut your scrubbed potatoes into ½” planks.
  2. Rinse and submerge them into a bowl of cold water for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain and pat dry thoroughly.
  4. Toss with oil/aromatics and bake at 450 for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. For the gravy, melt your butter/grease and sprinkle in your flour.
  6. Whisk/stir for about 2 minutes.
  7. Slowly add in your broth and continue whisking. Cook for 3-5 minute until thickened and season.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 366 Calories from Fat 230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.2%

Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 51.8 mg17.3%

Sodium 578.1 mg24.1%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 13 g25.2%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C 7%

Calcium 24.1% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

 

It didn’t occur to me before but this would also make a splendid Superbowl treat.

Love and french fries,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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