Pin It
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Canadian Recipe: Poutine

By
No Recipes--poutine recipe/ multicultural-cooking

The flashing-neon preface to this recipe is that this is our InCultureParent twist on poutine, the popular Canadian French fry specialty. Because we always try to feature healthy recipes, it didn’t feel right to us to encourage you to eat French fries, even if they are Canadian French fries. So we made our own variation of this Canadian dish, with baked sweet potatoes as French fries. It’s healthier but with the gravy and cheese cruds, still a treat.

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds of sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken or beef stock
2-3 T thyme Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound fresh cheese curd (if you can’t find cheese curd, you can use mozzarella cheese)
Parsley (to garnish)

 

 
Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into French fry size.
2. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and lay on a baking sheet. Bake about 25-30 minutes, until golden.
3. While fries are cooking, combine the butter and flour in a saucepan, over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, until a little darkened.
2. Add in stock. Bring the liquid to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low. Add in thyme, salt and pepper. Continue to cook until thick (about 15 to 20 minutes).
3. To serve, spoon the gravy over the fries and crumble the cheese on top. (Although if you have kids like mine that want the sauce a different, unpredictable way each time (i.e. on the left side of the plate, off the plate, under the fries, NOT ON the fries) then you are better off leaving the gravy as dipping sauce even though this is not the real way to eat them. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.
Sources: Inspired by these three recipes: 1.poutine recipe from norecipes.com; 2.poutine recipe from Emeril; 3.poutine recipe from janetishungry.com

© 2011 – 2013, Stephanie Meade. All rights reserved.

m4s0n501

More Great Stuff You'll Love:


A Different World: No Longer Brown in White America

Is it racist to not want to raise your kids in white America?

10 Best World Maps for Your Children’s Room

Because every little global citizen needs a map

Many Languages, One America: 25 Proud Bilingual Children

These kids make clear what language the U.S. speaks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

Leave us a comment!









Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.
Or leave your email address and click here to receive email notifications of new comments without leaving a comment yourself.

Get weekly updates right in your inbox so you don't miss out!



What Cultural Norms Around Bare Feet Taught This Mother in Guatemala

Her baby's bare feet ended up being a lesson on poverty and privilege.

Why We Need to Read Multicultural Children's Books

Children need to see the world around them reflected in books.

How My Two Year Old is Teaching Me Thai

I am just another "farang" or stranger until my son starts speaking fluent Thai

10 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Child

What you may want to consider before sending in that adoption application.

10 Best Children's Books for Gifts

Our Editors favorite multicultural books for this holiday season.

Will Three Languages Confuse a Young Child?

My wife thinks three languages will confuse our child. Is she right?

11 African-American Children’s Books for Christmas and Kwanzaa

Try a few of these from this fantastic selection of African-American holiday books

What I Can Do as a White Mom After Darren Wilson’s Acquittal

How do I explain to my kids the racism that does not come in the form of explicit laws and overt, blatant prejudice?
[…] How I Talk to my Kindergarten Class on Race by Madeleine Rogin […...
From How I Talk to My Kindergarten Classroom About Race
I live in Taiwan currently and often see children overdressed and it drives me crazy! I am a teacher and will see a child walk into the classroom when it is 80 degrees outside with four sweaters on....
From Common Disagreements in Multicultural Families
this is an awesome story i actually went to school with Ella and Grace at WYWLA but sadly they left today to move to ******( don't want to say where lol) If you see this which you probably wont coul...
From Death of a Parent and Ella’s Troubled Hair
[…] To get to the original website where the article was first published, click here […...
From An Islamic Perspective on Child-Rearing and Discipline
[…] Breastfeeding Around the World. (n.d.). Retrieved March 12, 2015, from http://www.incultureparent.com/2012/03/breastfeeding-around-the-world […...
From Breastfeeding Around the World
[…] Straw Painting from InCultureParent […...
From Holi Craft: Straw Painting
[…] Messy Paint and Hand Traced Flowers from InCultureParent […...
From Holi Crafts: Messy Paint and Hand-Traced Flowers
[…] http://www.incultureparent.com/2011/08/mothers-to-be-pregnancy-around-the-world/ […...
From Mothers-To-Be: Pregnancy Around the World
Hi Linda. Thank you. I too hope our paths cross again. I think the challenge of having the privilege of traveling is not to feel guilty and compare, but rather to learn to observe and listen. Sounds...
From What Cultural Norms Around Bare Feet Taught This Mother in Guatemala

More Recipes