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Celebratory poutine with Montreal smoked meat and mushrooms

An update on Canadian classic comfort food. Combine smoked meat and mushrooms to deliver all the hearty vibes to your game-day crowd! 

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Ingredients

Mushroom Gravy

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 200g mixed wild mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to season

Assembly

  • 750g bag of frozen French fries
  • 250g Montreal smoked meat, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or cheese curds
  • Chopped fresh herbs for garnish

Directions

  1. Bake the fries using the instructions on the bag.

Mushroom Gravy

  1. Melt one-quarter cup of butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, add onions and sauté for three minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté for four minutes—season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once the mushrooms and onions have cooked down add the remaining one tablespoon of butter and stir until melted. 
  4. Sprinkle the mixture with flour and stir until the flour has been absorbed into the mushroom mixture.
  5. Slowly pour in the beef stock and whisk until combined. Lower the heat to low and let the gravy simmer until the fries are ready.
  6. Once the fries are ready, remove them from the oven, but do not turn the oven off.

Assemble and Serve 

  1. Transfer the fries to an oven-proof dish and scatter them with smoked meat and cheese. Place the dish into the oven to melt the cheese for about three to five minutes, depending on what temperature your oven is at; keep an eye on them! 
  2. Remove from the oven and pour a generous amount of gravy over the top. Garnish with herbs, and enjoy! 

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