Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a nice change from regular poutine in that it uses marinara sauce in place of the beef gravy. Not sure if it could ever beat the original, but I like it for a variation once and awhile. Be sure to use real cheese curds or it is just not a poutine. If you ever have the opporuntity to go to Quebec, stop at one of the casse croutes along the highway and order a real, French-Canadian potine. You will NOT be disappointed!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 10 14 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
  • 2 cups cheese curds


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. Warm spaghetti sauce in saucepan or microwave.
  3. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  5. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them.
  6. Ladle spaghetti sauce over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.
  7. Top with a bit of parmesan cheese.
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My friends all thought I was nuts when I described this to them. I grew up in a French Canadian family and this was always a favourite!

Stormy Nights in Canada August 02, 2007