Poutine is the unofficial national dish of Quebec, celebrated this week at Mile End Deli, whose founders are from Montreal. Poutine is french fries slathered in gravy and cheese curds that squeak when you bite them. It’s a great dish for cold weather, full of carbs to keep you warm.
Much like the American hot dog and hamburger, poutine can be garnished with just about anything, from bacon bits to chili or jalapeno peppers. Load enough stuff on it, and it’s a complete meal.
Today through Sunday, Feb. 8th, Mile End Deli is offering five meat-packed poutine varieties:
Philly Style Roast Pork poutine (fries, roast pork, broccoli rabe, cheese curds, gravy), Italian Poutine (fries, smoked meat bolognese, fresh mozzarella), Chilaquiles Poutine (fries, fried egg, red onion, cilantro, cheese curds, salsa verde, crema). There’s also the Fat Jewish Poutine, topped with pieces of beef tongue, hot dog, salami and bacon. Or, you could just have it plain.
Or, you could visit the poutine shack at the base of Mt. Tremblant ski resort, as I did last year, after a day of playing in the snow.