There are many stories towhere Poutine was born, where the name comes from, and more. Several rural communities in Canada claim to have created this delicious dish, generating controversy in the country.
Some point out that it is derived from the word pudding, while others say it belongs to the popular slang meaning mess or rare mix. Come and discover the truth with us.
The popularity of Poutine went out of control, and that is why it is one of the most popular staple comfort food dishes in Canada and the world. La Poutine was born in Canada, in the center of Quebec, Warwick back in the 50s.
Created by Mr. Fernand Lachance, hepoints out that during the creation of the dish he said, “ça va faire une maudite poutine” meaning “this will be a complete disaster.”
La Poutine has more than 15 meanings all over Canada, but everyone knows that the plate is the perfect mix of French fries, cheese curds, and meat sauce.
Down to Business
The base of this famous recipe is the French fries, followed by a layer of fresh cheese, generally, Cheddar curds dipped in meat sauce or any other gravy-like sauce.Many people accompany their plates with other ingredients.
This fast food can be orderedall around Quebec, in street stalls, restaurants, school canteens, andinternational fast-food chains.Keep in mind that it’s a high-calorie dish, which can take a toll on your body.
Variants and More
If you are not in Canada, you can also find it in Italy and Mexico, but each country has its variations of the original recipe. In Italy, the sauce is replaced by Bolognese and in Mexico by meat, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
Nonetheless, you can make this recipe at home. The potatoes must be crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.The sauce can be made of chicken, beef, turkey, pork or beef, and you can use the cheese of your choice.