Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Not much fuss to this recipe - it's a classic - and probably THE all-time comfort food, at least for Canadians. Worth trying - forget about the cholesterol. Live a little! (please note in the calorie count for this recipe, the oil used to fry the potatoes in has also been included - obviously, you are NOT consuming a quart of oil!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 (10 1/4 ounce) canrich beef gravy
  • 5 medium potatoes, scrubbed, skin left on, cut into fries
  • 2 cups fresh cheese curds (cheddar cheese curds are yummy, but fresh mozz works great, too)
  • kosher salt


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365°F (185°C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
  2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 8-10 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  3. Place the fries on a serving platter or into individual bowls. Sprinkle lightly with some kosher salt. Sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I just had to rate this, I've been eating this forever and it's a beloved dish! haha, great post.

kelly in TO April 25, 2007

As a resident of Canada for umpteem years I can attest that these rate up there with the best. I love them best with potato wedges rather than with skinny fries so that's how I made mine and they came out heavenly.

chefwally June 30, 2006

It is to Montanans across the border too. But since I'm going north above Edmonton, I will be eating plenty of Poutine soon! Don't get on the scales after eating.A winner in every way!Once you try it, it will be on your menu of "to have" foods.

Montana Heart Song June 20, 2006

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