Poutine: What's the story?
This is a substance completely unknown to me, but suggested by many people as a "must try" experience. Is there a classic version? Is it the sort of thing one finds just anyplace-- like the hamburger, or is it a specialty item?
Do upscale restaurants serve it, or is it a home-style, traditional comfort food sort of a thing?
Man, oh man-- sounds like an entire year's allotment of cholesterol at one go!
Thank you Pat and Jen for your prompt replies.
This board--and others like it-- is an absolutely amazing resource. Every now and again I have to just stop, shake my head, and give thanks to be living in the information age...
I shall eat a serving of this concoction whilst in Montreal,in your honor(s).
its a quebecois fast food kind of thing - look for it in the most humble roadside locations and chains - the same sort of places you would look for hot dogs, ice cream, etc.
Ingredients of basic poutine are french fries, fresh white cheese curd and brown gravy. This is mixed together and the cheese melts, for a rather delicious, heavy treat.
Its actually easy to make at home, if you can find some of the cheese curds or a reasonable approximation.