Every time someone visits me from outside of Canada, one of the first things they ask me to show them is poutine. For some reason, everyone always wants to try it immediately! I don’t blame them, it’s very hard to find reasonable fault with a pile of fries, cheese curds, and delicious brown gravy when it’s all done properly. Poutine is a dish you can pick up anywhere in the country very easily for very little money, but it’s also something you can make easily in your own home. I thought that I’d share a recipe for poutine gravy with you this week so that you can start making delicious Canadian poutine at home!
- 2 tablespoons each of cornstarch and water, mixed into a slurry
- 1/3 cup of unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup ( all-purpose flour
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 20 oz of low sodium beef broth
- 10 oz low sodium chicken broth
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan making sure not to burn it.
- Gradually add the flour and stir it for 5 minutes until it becomes a golden paste.
- Add in the minced garlic, and stir the mixture on the heat for another minute or so.
- Pour in all of the broth while stirring to incorporate, and bring the gravy to a boil. Once combined, add the slurry, making sure to mix continuously for another several minutes.
- Once the gravy has thickened, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve your poutine gravy over french fries or whatever else!