"Poutine?!?!" says you!
John Archbold, my good friend, fellow fast food enthusiast and Newbridge man in Canada, was the first to utter this word to me. A well known Canadian dish consisting of Chips (French Fries to them across the pond) topped with Cheese Curds and Gravy. Well John, that sounds like something I might wanna try!
I'd had it in my head to make Poutine for quite a while with the only problem being that cheese curds don't seem to be widely available in Ireland (I ain't ever seen 'em), with a little research I found that mozzarella cheese was the most common substitute.
Anyway with a hand full of oven chips, a little bit of mozzarella, some gravy and a bread roll I had my first bit of probably unauthentic Poutine.
I assembled it up like this which made 4 of these little Poutine open sandwiches.
I had enough left over to make a more traditional looking little plate of the stuff.
I could have done with letting the mozzarella melt up a little bit more but that was my fault because I'm an impatient bastard when it comes to food.
It's simple to make, takes only 10 minutes, is very cheap and very tasty.
I can't wait to taste the real deal whenever I manage to make my first trip to Canada... My only hope is that Poutine had nothing to do with the demise of the greatest Canadian to ever draw breath, John Candy.
Ps. This wasn't my first attempt, one time while feeling a little adventurous in the White Water food court I bought a tub of KFC gravy and poured it over an Abra Cheese Chips. Not my finest move. I have a picture of this but trust me you don't want to see it.