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Recent Examples of poutine from the Web
Our comfort foods range from the classic burger to a brunch poutine.
Restaurants dish out poutine, a popular dish in Canada of French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.
The Lake Erie perch was outstanding, as was the poutine (this is Canada, after all).
Below, four SI Staffers make their individual cases for curly, shoestring, steak and poutine.
For fun: Try poutine, a quirky Canadian specialty of French fries and cheese curds smothered in gravy.
The brunch menu from the food truck includes fruit salad, potato poutine, sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, cinnamon flapjacks, and a spinach, bacon and cheese omelet.
Now adorned with poutine shack T-shirts, Gretzky jersey numbers and canoe paddles.
Yes, Canada's famous poutine (French fries laden with gravy and squeaky cheese curds) meets the doughnut.
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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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