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Poutine

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Origin - Canada


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What is poutine you ask? The delicious Canadian dish consists of a trinity of ingredients: cheese curds, thick-cut French fries, and warm gravy. It’s so popular that it is even in Canadian McDonalds’ menus. Try some yourself, it’ll get you craving for it!

Poutine from Canadian McDonald's

[ Fun Fact ]

In the 1970s, poutine was served as a late-night snack in clubs throughout New Jersey and New York. They were called “Diso Fries”.

[ History ]

The very history of this mouth-watering Canadian masterpiece is a hot mess. It is for certain that it came from Quebec during the 1950s but several restaurants in the area have claimed to be first. The most widespread story has it that poutine was created in 1957, from a small town of Warwick, Quebec, where a customer asked a restaurant owner, Fernand Lachance to add cheese curds on top of his fries. Then in 1964, another restaurant in Quebec took the fries and cheese curds and poured warm gravy all over the dish and has even registered a trademark stating the inventor of the poutine! Eventually, poutine spread across Canada with different combinations of fries, cheese curds, and gravy recipe – however, the three ingredients are kept to honor the original recipe.

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