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Recent Examples of poutine from the Web
While Kindred has its fancier plates like those scallops, the menu holds lusty sorts of any-night dishes, like the mighty fine poutine that tumbles fries with duck confit and caramelized onions besides the usual gravy and cheese curds ($12).
Tater tots poutine to share was yummy, covered on gravy and topped off with cheese curds.
Who knew tater tots could make such a good poutine?
Whalen even has short-rib poutine with cheese curds and old-style gravy at The Q. No word on whether Toronto Raptors fans will get a discount on the popular Canadian dish.
The fatty brisket is the star, rubbed simply with salt and pepper and smoked over oak, but the sausages are where some of the Canadiana shines through: One is stuffed with cheese curds, just like what you’d find on a tray of poutine.
Other than John Candy, poutine might be Canada’s finest export.
The Red Dot offers daily food and drink specials, weekend brunch and their signature authentic poutine.
Since this is Quebec, great poutine—the French Canadian fries, gravy and cheese curd specialty—is just a few minutes away at Chez Tousignant, a retro-style snack bar.
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Did You Know?
Although the earliest evidence of the word poutine in an English publication is from 1982, historical accounts of the dish itself date to several decades earlier when someone had the brilliant idea to add rural Quebec's much-loved fresh cheese curds to (also much-loved) French fries. Whether the gravy came a few years later or was present ab ovo is disputed. Also unclear is the origin of the word by which the dish is known. Some assert that poutine is related to the English word pudding, but a more popular etymology is that it's from a Quebecois slang word meaning "mess." The dish has in recent years been making inroads on American menus.
Origin and Etymology of poutine
First Known Use: 1982See Words from the same year
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