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    Cheese Potatoes (Poutine Precurser)

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    MarraMamba's Note:

    As a Canadian I adore poutine, our French fries smothered in curd cheese and gravy. I always wondered where it came from, and I suspect this French recipe from Laura Calder's French food at Home (FNC)is part of its historic roots. Wonderful dish, double or triple as you wish.

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    1. 1
      Fry the bacon and remove to paper towel to drain.
    2. 2
      Pour all but a tablespoon of the fat from the pan and add the butter to get hot.
    3. 3
      Fry the onion until soft and golden, adding the garlic for a minute or two at the end.
    4. 4
      Deglaze with a splash of balsamic vinegar, if you like. Remove all to a plate.
    5. 5
      Add the oil to the pan to get hot.
    6. 6
      Cook the potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper, until soft inside when pierced with a fork, and very crisp and golden on the outside. This will take a good 20 minutes, without stirring too much or they won’t get brown.
    7. 7
      Return the onion, garlic, and bacon to the pan.
    8. 8
      Scatter the cheese over the top and leave the pan on the heat, covered, until the cheese has melted, about a minute.
    9. 9
      Serve with mixed salad greens.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 24, 2009

      Haven't tried this yet, but thought I'd share what I've learned about the origins of Poutine. Bill Casselman's 'Canadian Food Words' has an entry on it, and I found a link:

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    • on April 04, 2009


      OMG, us Canadians know where it's at!!!! YUM YUM YUM!!! For a real crazy poutine, I add fried bacon bits, and lots of pepper! :P

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    • on July 10, 2008


      Fabulous! I had a package of Poutine gravy mix that was sent to me by the lovely Leslie from Canada and have saved it for the ZWT. I was so excited I found this recipe to use the gravy with! We LOVED it! I could not find comte cheese so had to use the gruyere option. I also used the balsamic vinegar option to deglaze the pan. Super easy to make and a crowd pleaser. We will definitely have these again! Thank you Marramamba!! Zaar World Tour 4. Whine and Cheese. UPDATE: I chose this recipe for one of my Best of Zaar World Tour 4 picks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheese Potatoes (Poutine Precurser)

    Serving Size: 1 (465 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1733.4
    Calories from Fat 1005
    Total Fat 111.6 g
    Saturated Fat 46.7 g
    Cholesterol 226.4 mg
    Sodium 1431.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 125.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.7 g
    Sugars 10.1 g
    Protein 59.7 g

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