What Is Poutine?

What Is Poutine

Poutine is a dish consisting of fresh cut French fries and cheese curds covered in brown gravy or other sauces combined with a variety of toppings.

It was invented in rural Quebec in the 1950’s, but in recent years it has become available throughout Canada and has now started popping up in the United States.

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Originally made popular as a late-night bite, this rapidly expanding food has gone mainstream with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night variations of the dish.

In fact, many National franchise chains in Canada have added Poutine to their primary menus, and both U.S. and Canadian chefs with international reputations have begun to create their own gourmet varieties.

This rapid growth in popularity prompted The New Yorker magazine to raise the question “Has Poutine become the unofficial national food of Canada?”