Recently I have been craving Poutine. Maybe it’s because the added stress of three tests two on the same day, but either way I had to make some. And I have decided to share some of my PEI experience and the food that I brought home to make me fat.
What is poutine? Poutine is a Canadian dish made with yummy warm crispy fries, cheese curds, and gravy! Mmmmmeee… my mouth is watering just thinking about it! It’s one of my favorite fall comfort foods.
My family went on vacation to Prince Edward Island last year. It was the first time I had ever been out of the US. One thing I learned from this trip was Americans are MEAN! Yes even here in the south, we are mean. I’m sure there are places in Canada that are much more less friendly, but the people we met with even in the security line at the airport were wonderfully nice. And let me ask you this, would the airport people in America hold an airplane for twenty extra minutes because your mom got separated at security without your knowledge because of the stroller, your dad was looking for her and cellphones didn’t work, and mom came to us at the gate and dad is still looking and … yea the nice man held the plane and would have held it a little longer, but couldn’t.
Dad arrived like three minutes after the plane departed. Because he had to go through security again. It turned out though and we got to get tea that I’ll never forget and walk the airport while reaching into the deep recesses memory to try to fish out highschool French. Seriously though as soon as we got back to American lines at the airport on our way back, MEAN, so mean.
We had just visited the beach with the singing sand at Basin Head when my sister pulled out a list of foods to try. Sometimes the best food comes from little “hole in the wall” places. We almost didn’t make it when our rental van almost fell on its side into a ditch of lupines because me and mom wanted a picture. Thanks random guy who literally keeps a rope and things in his truck for these exact occasions. (apparently it happens all the time!) The first time I tried poutine, I was hooked forever. Yea, it’s basically just potatoes with cheese and gravy, but somehow it is SO MUCH MORE! It’s astronomicaly better than mashed potatoes and gravy!
- Homemade or store-bought frozen fries (thin, but not too thin)
- Mozzarella or Cheddar cheese curds (or both works well too)
- Your favorite gravy or here is a recipe. milk gravy
The gravy is best if it’s rather thick. Also, unless you have made a wonderful roast in the crock pot, just make milk gravy. (but seriously, roast gravy is better.) You can use the recipe above and then just replace about half the milk with the roast juice after the roast has cooked in the crock pot. However much roast juice you have, use instead of the milk, but no more than half the milk should be replaced.
All you do is put a layer of fries, then a handful of cheese curds and spoon the gravy on top. Or, cut chunks and fork it, ether way. All that’s left is to stuff your face and regret it later when the scale frowns up at you.
PEI was such a beautiful place full of lots of wonders, Kind people, good food, scrumptious tea, and memories I’ll never forget. One day, probably soon, I’ll post on the trip itself. Would y’all like to here about it? Comment and tell me if you make it, and what you think about this post. Feel free to ask questions if I left anything out. Oh…, and please Follow me!
Later taters, (hahaha, couldn’t help it!)