Some days you just want comfort food. Poutine (click for link to original recipe) is comfort food. French fries drenched with gravy and melty cheese curds. If you make it the correct way you cut the potatoes, fry them up, make your gravy and then when the gravy is hot pour it over the warm fries and cheese curd. Some days you just don’t have time for all that or the energy.
Easy Poutine can be a filler for those days. Though fresh is still the best this works. The fresher the cheese curd the squeakier it is. Delicious!
Though it is not the “real” thing this was delicious! It was a rainy day and this was the perfect comfort meal for lunch. Both kids were looking for more. I added a hearty side salad to make myself feel better about serving this for lunch.
If you don’t have cheese curds or cannot find it any slightly softer cheese such as Colby, Monterey Jack, or even a mild cheddar would work in this dish.
- 2 lbs. frozen french fries
- 2 packets of brown gravy mix – ingredients to make gravy
- 1/2 – 1 lb cheese curd, the fresher the better!
- Bake french fries according to package directions.
- While french fries are baking, about 5 minutes before they are done, make gravy according to package directions. Keep gravy warm until ready to serve.
- Remove pan from oven when done. Sprinkle with cheese curds. Return pan to oven for 3-5 minutes until cheese has started to melt. Remove pan from oven.
- Serve French fries covered with brown gravy.