August 7, 2011

A Quebecois Tradition(ish!)- The Vegan Poutine

I am not going to pretend that the following recipe is healthy. It's not.

However, it's slightly healthier than it's non-vegan counterpart.

For those who are unaware, Canada boasts two different type of poutine: The Acadian Poutine, and the Quebecois Poutine.

An acadian poutine (which I plan on veganizing soon!) is a ball of salted meat surrounded by a ball of mashed and grated potatoes, boiled in salted water and drizzled in molasses. It's way better than it sounds!

However, the Quebec have a much more fast food style dish named the poutine, which is french fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. It's decadent and greasy, and oh so delicious! And I veganized it.

Vegan 2 Potato Poutine Quebecois (serves 2 hungry people!)
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, chopped into fry shapes
2 similar sized regular potatoes, chopped into fry shapes
Oil, for frying

1 Mushroom style bouillon cubes
2 cups water
1 tbsp Cornstarch and 1 tbsp GF flour, mixed into a paste in water. 

1-2 cups daiya mozzarella style cheese

First, you gotta deep fry those potatoes into fries. Essentially, heat the oil, and then drop a few handfuls of potatoes in at one time, cooking until crisp and then draining on some paper towel. 
While the fries are draining, combing the bouillon cube with the water in a sauce pan, and bring to a boil, dissolving the cube. 
Add in the cornstarch and flour mixture a bit at a time, until the gravy is thickened to your liking. Set aside. 
Layer the fries and cheese in an oven-safe dish, and don't be stingy on the cheese!
Once the layering is done, evenly drizzle the gravy over the fries. 
Put under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melted. 
Remove, allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes, and eat!

I like to eat mine with some ketchup on top, if that's your fancy!


  1. haha wow, this is pure comfort food! i've always wanted to try poutine and now i might have to! :)

  2. Poutine is the BEST!!!!!!!! Oh man it is totally comfort food for sure. My mouth is watering as I am looking at the pics. :P

  3. Poutines are pretty much nature's greatest gift to mankind, haha

  4. That looks great! I love poutine. I'm something of a curd cheese purist, but the mozzarella looks like a good sub - I wish we had Daiya in the UK.