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Poutine Survey: Who here has eaten it? Who here loves it?

 
 
Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:06 pm
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World English Dictionary
poutine (puːˈtiːn)

— n
( Canadian ) a dish of chipped potatoes topped with curd cheese and a tomato-based sauce

[from Canadian French]

Who here has eaten it? Who here loves it? Who makes the best poutine? Has anyone died from eating an entire plate of the dish? Razz

High class poutine:
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/mile_end_poutine_2.jpg
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2012/08/smoked_meat_poutine_mile_end.php

I swear before September 1st, I will have tried my first poutine dish.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:15 pm
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I swear before September 1st, I will have tried my first poutine dish.


Joe(You're a better man than I, Gunga Din)Nation
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:17 pm
Set will be along any minute now.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
I really like good poutine.

What's not to like? fries/squeaky cheese curds/good gravy

Excellent poutine is found at food carts in Montreal and Ottawa. In winter.

Everything else is, well, good at best. Though good poutine is still a lovely treat.

Thomas almost stabbed me when we tried to train him to share poutine.



I've had some fancy/trendy versions, and have been to some posh restos that have make-your-own poutine buffets, but old skool is still best (to me).
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:23 pm
@ehBeth,


It's just French Fries with Cottage Cheese and Ketchup.

The kind of thing a bachelor would make from the the last three edible items in his fridge.

Joe(Oh, Canadull)Nation
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:47 pm
@Joe Nation,
Poutine looks like one of those fake "regional" dishes that are only ever served to tourists.

Kinda like pie floaters in Australia, or beef jerky here in the states.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 01:50 pm
@Joe Nation,
Sacrilege!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 02:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
On Fundy we use poutine as chum for dogfish.
Ya cant eat dogfish neither
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 02:11 pm
Everything tastes better covered in brown gravy.

No exceptions.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 02:12 pm
@joefromchicago,
Banana split.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Tomato based sauce?

not in any poutine i've ever had

In the basic recipe for poutine, French fries are covered with brown gravy, and topped with fresh cheese curds. The French fries are of medium thickness, and fried so that the inside stays soft, while the outside is crunchy. The gravy used is generally a light chicken, veal or turkey gravy, mildly spiced with a hint of pepper, or a sauce brune which is a combination of beef and chicken stock, originating in Quebec.

roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:09 pm
@Joe Nation,
I question the edibility of cottage cheese.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:21 pm
@farmerman,
Yeh, I caught one once. No, that's a fib. My line got tangled with friend's line, she's the one who caught the dogfish.
I've never had poutine, not having been in the poutine area for more that a few days a long time ago.

So, from afar - it would depend on the fries, which I assume can vary re the potatoes and the process. And the gravy (I suppose there is a routine recipe but what do I know). And the cheese (what are cheese curls? if they are cheese curds, depends on the milk). How fresh and hot it is, or stale, as the case may be.

Of course I'd love to try it.

It sounds like a head rester, sort of like perfect mashed potatoes.

Meat? what meat? that doesn't sound right.

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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
curds just sound terrible - like when you get curds in your milk - would you drink curded milk?

Yeck.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:27 pm
@roger,
Quote:
I question the edibility of cottage cheese.


Well, yes, especially from the refrigerators of several of the bachelors I have known.

Joe(actually, I have been several of them myself.)Nation
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:34 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

squeaky cheese curds


I love squeaky cheese curds!!

Haven't been able to find any here. Sad Probably could if I looked harder.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:35 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

curds just sound terrible - like when you get curds in your milk - would you drink curded milk?

Yeck.


Do you eat cheese?

All cheese starts with curds, then the curds are pressed together to become cheese as we know it.

Fresh, squeaky cheese curds are fantastic. Used to have them once a week (Madison Farmer's Market), miss 'em a lot.
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:37 pm
I’ll try anything once, well almost anything. Wink
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:39 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

Tomato based sauce?


I think that's a regional thing - doesn't NB have a tomato-based sauce?

I'm used to the Ottawa/Quebec city version - light brown meat gravy with lotsa black pepper. mmmmmmmmmmm
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 03:39 pm
@roger,
Here and I thought you like cannoli.
 

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