During a recent hotel stay, the 24-hour menu featured a dish that was new to me, or at least something I had never heard of before – POUTINE. Described as shredded braised short ribs over french fries, smothered in cheese, I knew that downing this dish in the wee morning hours would provide a luxurious and a sound slumber. In less than thirty minutes I was in sheer heaven devouring the greasy and comforting meal that tasted as good as it read written on paper!
It was hot, it was cheesy, it was gooey and meaty – it was a symphony of textures that blended harmoniously with flavor and consistency. I instantly fell in love before falling to sleep, and ever since, I have been in LOVE with POUTINE!
According to Wikipedia, “Poutine is a fast food dish that can now be found across Canada (and is also found in some places in the northern United States). It is sold by national and international fast food chains, in small “greasy spoon” type diners (commonly known as “cantines” or “casse-croûtes” in Quebec) and pubs, as well as by roadside chip wagons (commonly known as “cabanes à patates”, literally meaning “potato shacks”). International chains like McDonald’s, A&W, KFC, and Burger King also sell mass-produced poutine in Canada. Poutine may also contain other ingredients such as beef, pulled pork, lamb, lobster meat, shrimp, rabbit confit, caviar, and truffles.”
Although Poutine is not easily found, I LOVED this savory and grand dish and happy to have discovered it! I will probably try my own recipe at home soon and will keep you posted on how it turns out! But trust me on this one, if you ever see POUTINE on a menu with ingredients appeasing your eye, relax and order it, as you will pleasantly surprised with the wonderful mix of fatty and decadent foods meant to send your senses in overdrive and fill your stomach with ease! Poutine has seriously got to be the best thing since salchipapas!