38 Weird Varieties of Poutine

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Poutine--it's the national dish of Canada! There are three basic ingredients: cheese curd, beef gravy and potato fries. Despite the great difficulty of finding cheese curd in Texas, I made it once. My mouth was in ecstasy. If you haven't tried poutine yet, you must.

But that's just basic poutine. There's also poutine pizza (pictured above), ice cream poutine, foie gras poutine, Guinness beer poutine, deep fried poutine and more! You can view 38 different kinds at the link.


I've been interested in trying it as well. Upon "googling" there appears to be a poutine restaurant in Chicago, yaaay! (oh, how I love that Chi-town is such a foodie city) May have to check it out this weekend if I can strong arm the husband into cheating on his diet.

Alex: Google search says there's a truck in LA that serves poutine
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Apparently, they have poutine in the US and they call it "cheese fries."

It's more popular in Quebec than the rest of Canada.

For what it's worth, I'm from Montreal and I don't like poutine.
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In Calgary there is a restaurant called Charcut that makes the single greatest poutine ever! The potatoes are fried in duck fat and it is served with a truffle gravy.
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It's from Quebec, not from Canada. We had Katimavik kids from all over Canada, and they all wanted to try Poutine because they've heard of it, but knew it was almost only in Quebec.

Had one today, discount of 28% because in January, the colder it is, the less it cost ;) (it was -28 C degrees today)
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Yikes, absolutely NOT what I meant. What I meant is, don't go to British Columbia/Prince-Edward-Island thinking you'll easily find Poutine. It WILL be hard. But in Quebec, it's EVERYWHERE! Even in McDonalds.

It's from Quebec, Canada, not everywhere in Canada ;)

A bit like saying Rattle Snake meat is the national dish of USA, where it's only found in the south ;)
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