Sunday, April 5, 2009

Poutine

I'm not sure if this is Canada's national dish, but it should be. For the uninitiated, poutine is a dish of cheese curds and gravy over fries. We had tried this once before at a local sandwich shop in Cambridge, and I thought it was pretty good until a Canadian friend of ours told us that the version we had tried wouldn't qualify as legit poutine north of the border. What do we know? Anyway, this amazingly tasty dish was available just about everywhere in Whistler, even at the mid mountain lodges, and, yes, it is better in Canada. The trick is getting good cheese curds. That makes the dish.

3 comments:

Karen Grepin said...

The Quebecois among us would be very upset to hear that Canada has appropriated their "national" dish! The rest of Canada would prefer much healthier dishes to be considered our National Dish - perhaps a Beaver Tail (friend dough covered in maple syrup) or perhaps a Molson Beer (it counts as a dish if that is all you had all day).

Sam said...

Yes. That stuff sounds much healthier...

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

It's also important that the gravy is made from chicken stock & not tomato based.

Poutine is definitely a cross-Canada phenomenon. You can get it at almost any fast-food restaurant including Burger King and A&W!