As a Canadian, I grew up knowing that one of the best toppings for French Fries was cheese and gravy – that’s right, Poutine! While we didn’t have it often, it was such a treat any time I did eat it. Those who are not familiar with poutine are missing out: warm, cheesy, melt-y, messy, and delicious!
There are all kinds of variations on poutine out there, from pulled pork, to bacon, to Poutine Pizza (!!). So when I was thinking of a cheesy recipe to make this month, I wanted something extra tasty and creative. Having four kids means we like things in bite-sized portions, so why not Poutine Bites! These were such a hit in our house!
See full printable recipe below.
You need about 3 or 4 large potatoes, some olive oil, some gravy, and the best part, Gay Lea’s Ivanhoe Cheese Curds. These are delicious as a snack, and are great in all kinds of recipes, giving that gooey, melt-y goodness! Plus, they are a great source of calcium, protein, and vitamin B12.
Peel the potatoes, and slice with a madoline slicer on the thicker setting. Place them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Let it boil for about 5 minutes at the most, then drain and rinse.
Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and brush it with olive oil. Layer the potato slices on the tray, overlapping slightly. Brush with some more olive oil and sprinkle with salt, if desired.
Bake at 450 for about 20 minutes. Then set it to broil for a few minutes to crisp up the top.
Heat up your gravy (about 1 cup). Place a piece of cheese curd on each slice, then pour some gravy over top. Return to oven and broil for another few minutes until cheese is melted and golden.
- 3-4 large potatoes
- olive oil
- Ivanhoe Cheese Curds
- 1 c. gravy
- Peel potatoes. Slice with a mandoline slicer on the thickest setting.
- Place in large pot and cover with water. Allow to boil for no more than 5 minutes, to avoid over-cooking.
- Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Brush it with olive oil. Layer potatoes on the tray, overlapping slightly.
- Brush lightly with more olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, if desired.
- Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes. Switch to broil for a few minutes to make the potatoes crispy on top
- Add a piece of cheese curd to each potato. Pour gravy over top, and return to broil for a few more minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.
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