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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

cussing in spanish


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.

35 comments:

Juliana said...

May sound bad but sure looks yummie!

Chef Fresco said...

Haha that is hilarious. Looks freakin delicious!

starrlife said...

You're torturing this person of canadian descent. 3 am drunk it is! The only thing more Canadian to me would be my Memere's meatpies!

Keithgarrick said...

Looks good to me Thanx for sharing

Jenn said...

Well this is a first I've heard of this dish. Now I want to try some!! Sometimes bad can be good.

Donna-FFW said...

I am behind the times here. Just noticed your button. Let me go add it now.

This dish is looking good to me.

doggybloggy said...

juliana: it only sounds bad in other languages...

chef fresco: thanks!

starrlife: so how did I do on the authentic front?

keithgarrick: thanks for stopping by...

jenn: for you - bake the fries...

donna: thanks for adding my button and get catchin' up....LOL

KennyT said...

Haha, don't let Phyllis of meHungry see this post, your poutine looks so delish!

Tangled Noodle said...

I haven't had poutine in over 25 years (yes, I actually know how long it's been - I loved poutine that much)! Between you and Phyllis, I'm going to embark on a mission to make this. With Wisconsin right next door, I have access to some of the finest, squeakiest cheese curds in the land!

Pooja said...

The dish looks so delicious! What a combo! Waiting eagerly for your paneer dishes!

C.G. the Foodie said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Yum.

♥peachkins♥ said...

my daughter would absolutely love this!

TavoLini said...

man, I love saag--looking forward to the Indian post!

That plate of potatoes looks like Tavo's dream food--except he would want bacon crumbled onto it! Nice curds ;)

doggybloggy said...

kenny: shhhh

tangled noodle: I am glad I stirred up a memory...

pooja: I cant wait to taste curry flavors and the cheese together

cg: I ate two servings in a blink of an eye ---

peachkins: my son did not...

tavolini: bacon - now thats just plain decadent!

Pam said...

If only I liked cheese curds. Can I have extra fries and gravy without the curds?

Zoe said...

This is definitely a dish you crave when you are drunk. Looks delicious!

Beth said...

I could eat that.

Miakoda said...

I made the mistake of coming here a bit hungry. Potatoes, cheese and gravy; what torture! Yum yum. Looks heartily delicious! :)

Harmony said...

"I dont know if I should appologize to Canada or offer to help " ~ Made me laugh...thank you.

Great looking dish.

the ungourmet said...

I've never heard of this but I can tell I'd love it! I like that you left the skins on. I would too! Very Nice!

ARUNA said...

wow then i must say Deliciosa!!!!!

Jill said...

I've never heard of this...never tasted curds either, but it looks like great comfort food!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I was recently in a cheese themed restaurant in New Haven and passed on the poutine. It took some mighty powerful will to do so and now I might be sorry about that! Yours looks excellent, doggy. Very excited about the Sag Paneer too!

Bob said...

I've been wanting to try poutine forever but for some reason never have. It looks great!

Pavithra said...

Oh my god the platter is looking simply delicious....

Ann said...

This looks awesome! I've been hearing about this quite often the past three years but haven't tried it yet. Sounds endearing somehow... especially at 3AM. I'll just bake my fries and voila! Healthy:)

mermayd said...

they have this at pomme frites. i had it a couple years ago

Reeni♥ said...

Smothered comfort food - yummmmmm!

snowelf said...

Hey Doggyb! thanks for the ricotta lesson--I had no idea you could do so much with that base!

And omg, I am starving right now and this little plate of heaven looks SO good! (I also thinkg that everyone should have cheese curds once in their life.)

--snow

doggybloggy said...

pam:do you eat any kind of cheese?

zoe: I think that is its origin...

beth: you could live right next to it along with me - it is damg good mang

miakoda: it has all the ingredients of love...

harmony: thats my job!

ungourmet: whats not to love - seriously - break it down...

aruna: sounds good

jill: one day I will invade your kitchen and hook up you and the main man!

diva: trust me with a name like Poutine - I would have passed on it too...

bob: I WAS able to say that but not anymore

pavithra: and its vegetarian...LOL

ann: we need to open up the borders more and see what else these Northerners have up their sleeves

mermayd: well arent you all Canada-centric

reeni: I think someone said bacon - yup it was tavolini - the only thing that could kick this up any more would be bacon!

snow: making yoghurt is just as easy - and cost effective - that lesson is coming up soon

Leela said...

Poutine is definitely one of the items on my must-try-before-I-die list. The combination of fries, gravy, and cheese curds kind of scares me, but I have a feeling this is going to be addictive. On second thought, maybe I should not try it at all. :)

burpandslurp said...

with cheese curds and gravy? That must be the best way to eat potatoes! I wonder if it'll also work with sweet potatoes!

Danielle said...

so...what was the base for your gravy? I want some!!!

The Duo Dishes said...

We're going to Canada for this!

Phyllis said...

Well, took me a while but I finally got around to reading this post! While I am no expert in making poutine, I do happen to be Canadian and your poutine is making me hungry :)

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