Poutine, poutine the magical.. no wait that doesn’t work. This recipe is so good I wanted a nifty little rhyme about how good it was so I had an excuse to eat it all the time. I must must share this vegetarian poutine recipe with you, it’s sa good.
Somewhere I haven’t yet travelled to (it’s on the list) is Canada, specifically Quebec where this glorious meal hails from. The first question I ask anyone who has been to Canada is “Omagosh did you eat Poutine?!” and then hijack their travel talk and start discussing how much I want to go there and eat all the poutine.
There’s something so comforting about potato fries covered in hot slurpy onion gravy and oozy cheese curds (I used Mozzarella). It’s a flavour combination made in heaven and if you oven bake your fries, skin on (well duh), the meal isn’t too bad for you.. just sayin’.
I did use a vegetarian brown onion gravy powder mix because I have never made a vegetarian gravy from scratch although my friend Jamie Oliver has a recipe for vegan gravy and I’m pretty certain anything that man makes is darn delicious. I filled the largest tray I owned with oven baked potato fries (recipe for plain oven baked potato fries here) and it was assemble time.
Poutine has started to pop up on Pub menus around Melbourne, which is never a bad thing but it’s such a simple meal that I needed to make at home one hungover gloomy Saturday afternoon when the Pub wasn’t such a great idea.
Speaking of great ideas, I feel I haven’t had that many as of late. I started food blogging 1 1/2 years ago and have loved every single part of it, but I have reached a point where I feel like I am just churning out recipes that while yes, they are delicious, aren’t providing as much value to you guys as I’d like.
I want to help you be the best cook you can be but also the best anything else you want to be, whether that is a food blogger, meal planner or food photographer.
I am in a little bit of a blog post funk and I need your help!
I am keen to do something different.. and I have a few ideas in mind but I’d love some feedback on what YOU would love to see more of on here, let me know your thoughts below:
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and also have a wonderful day! Bec x
- 3-4 medium - large potatoes cut into fries
- 1 packet brown onion gravy mixture
- 1 brown onion
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, burrata or cheese curds if you're lucky
- salt and pepper and oil
- tiny dash of red wine (if desired)
- Pre heat oven 10 180 deg cel and get your potato fries ready for baking. Lay on a baking tray and drizzle with oil. Salt and into the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked and crispy.
- Whilst chips are cooking in the oven, start your gravy. Finely dice a brown onion.
- Heat oil in a small saucepan and when hot, add onion. Sautee for 3-4 minutes until soft and slightly browned.
- Add your gravy powder and cook according to packet instructions. This is usually adding boiling water and whisking until a gravy forms. If you'd like a thicker gravy, whisk in a teaspoon or two of flour.
- Add your soy sauce, salt and pepper and a tiny tiny dash of red wine (if desired) and let the gravy simmer away in the sauce pan until chips are cooked.
- When potato chips are cooked to your liking, remove from oven and place in a serving bowl/tray.
- Season again with salt and pepper and when ready to serve, drizzle the gravy over and rip the mozzarella/cheese on top of the gravy.