Recipe by BirdyBaker
This is a recipe for New Brunswick Acadian Poutines Rapees. This is not a recipe for fried with curds and gravy. Poutines rapees are a mixture of raw grated potatoes, combined with cooked and mashed potatoes, which are then formed into a ball, stuffed with seasoned salted pork and simmered in salt water. I am fortunate enough to live in NB, but you still don't see these around that often. I don't know why because they are so yummy. Another fine example of Canadian cooking!
Top Review by Knittwhit
Merci, Merci, Merci!!! I used to help my Memere make these and thought the recipe was lost along with her when she passed. We used to mix half salt pork and half chopped ham. We also tied each one in cheese cloth prior to boiling instead of rolling them in flour. I can't wait to try this recipe for Easter. They do take time to make but are so well worth it. Canadian Soul Food!
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak the salted pork in cold water overnight to remove the excess salt.
- Cut into cubes.
- Grate the uncooked potatoes and extract the water from them by squeezing them in a cloth.
- Mix the grated potatoes with the mashed, seasoned potatoes, adding more seasoning if necessary.
- Make a hole in the centre of the potato ball with your thumb and add a tablespoon of the salted pork.
- Close up the hole and roll the poutine in white flour and gently lower the poutine into a large pot of boiling,salted water.
- Keep the water boiling and simmer the poutines for 2-3 hours.
- Serve hot with butter, salt and pepper, or as a dessert with sugar a molasses.
- They are also yummy with mustard.