Wow, poutine. You are an amazing, unique culinary concoction I admire yet will never fully understand. Hats off to you Canadians, fries smothered in gravy and topped with cheese curds is a gift from the Gods. I even had a version covered in pulled pork at a BBQ joint and, once again, it was gold.
It made me wonder– what kind of variation could I make? Where’s my slice of the poutine pie? And more importantly, what does it taste like? Picture this– thick cut fries drowning in a beefy-cheesy gravy and topped off with squeaky cheese curds, pickled jalapenos, and other nacho fixin’s. Oh yeah, that’s the ticket.
And thus nacho poutine was born (in my mind anyway). And this recipe is everything I dreamed it to be. It’s like poutine and a plate of nachos had a gorgeous love child.
This is the epitome of junk food and I mean that in the best way possible. Please make these at least once in your lifetime. I’m not gonna lie, they are labor intensive, but you can’t die without trying these. Seriously, I’d feel really bad if your last words were “Should… have…. tried….. nacho poutine.” Friends don’t let friends go out like that. So when you make them, be sure to invite your most loved over to share.
Make these for a friend who just went through a breakup, make them for a friend who just got married. Make them for your mother for giving birth to you. Make them for yourself for making it through another day unscathed. Trust me, you’ll find an excuse. I have to say, these are best shared with the ones you care about. That way, when your mouths are stuffed with french fried, cheesy, spicy goodness you’ll have a bonding moment knowing that, even though you can’t speak, each of you just experienced a little piece of heaven.
Too little time? Try this hack. Soak cut potatoes overnight. That way, the next day all you have to worry about is making the gravy, frying the fries, and garnishes. We love saving time on recipes, so we thought you would too.
We can’t wait to hear what you think about this recipe. Or what would you do if you were going to make your own version of poutine? Bring it on, let us know! We’d love to hear from you.