Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 178 - A Poutine Compromise

For those who don't know, poutine is a traditional Quebecois fast food meal. Although there are many variations, the original consists of french fries, cheese curds and gravy (poutine sauce). Some people like to have it with spaghetti sauce, peas or sausages (yuck). I've been craving one for awhile but the high fat content has kept me at bay. Peg offered to make a homemade version. She bakes, not fries, the potatoes with the skins so less fat and more fibre. We picked up the cheese at the grocery store along with a package of sauce. Although the sauce was St. Hubert's instead of Ashton's it was still good. Overall, I'd give this version an A+. It's just as yummy and has a lot less fat. Still not a meal to ingest regularly but a compromise when the craving hits.

4 comments:

Sarah Vinall said...

....interesting - so chips, cheese and gravy? My daughter loves chips bacon and cheese....delicious!

playingwithpixels said...

My son loves poutine. I actually resisted trying it for the first 17 years I lived in Canada. But, I admit it was good and I'd be a convert too if not for the fat content. Maybe I'll try this version....

Kristy Johnson said...

Funny- as I first read the description of poutine, I suspected it might be fatty. Then I read on and you confirmed it! :) Very interesting bit of Quebecois trivia, and a very nice shot as well! Looks steaming hot!

susanvg said...

It looks too elegant in this dish to be poutine!