Poutine is a quick and popular Canadian dish – especially prominent in Quebec. It is sold at many of Canada’s fast-food restaurants and is also available at road-side stands. Global chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC also stock poutine, making the dish easy to obtain and of course Ashton. The traditional recipe is a mixture of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy. While today there are variations to the original ingredients (such as adding meat, different types of cheese, etc), the original recipe is still the staple.
History of Poutine
The invention of poutine dates back to the year 1964 when Jean-Paul Roy, owner of the restaurant Roy le Jucep in Quebec claims to have made the recipe as an experiment one day in his restaurant. He smothered his french fries with potato sauce and combined the mixture with a bag of cheese curds he was selling separately at the time. His customers were delighted and kept coming back for more. As other restaurants caught on, poutine quickly became a favorite delicacy among the residents of Quebec.