Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Poutine sounds like a bad word in Spanish but it tastes oh so good. I was channeling my inner Canadian after I made some fresh curds and nothing sounded more comforting than a plate of french fried potatoes, cheese curds and gravy. Keep in mind that I have neither seen, tasted nor heard of this dish prior to last year and keep further in mind that I have neither tasted nor seen this dish in person anywhere at any time. It seems easy enough - french fries, squeaky cheese curds and some kind of velouté - I can do that so I did. Looking up recipes was senseless because for some reason people treat this like it is some kind of gold leaf apliqué that only a seasoned professional can accomplish after having gone through years of training and that may be true but for my unjaded poutine palate a straight forward approach seems enough.
Fries, cheese and gravy and being the guy that I am I need garnish so a little green onion - et voilà its poutine and it is damn good. I wish I was drunk and it was 3:00 am because I can see the value of this dish. I dont know if I should appologize to Canada or offer to help - they make this stuff seem more than it is and less than it could be. Pretty much its damn good and I cant wait to fine tune my recipe. Oh, and stay tuned for some Indian spice inspired paneer dishes my favorite being Sag Paneer - I might even make some naan bread.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 8:10 PM