Healthy PoutineA few weeks ago I posted on Instagram about FINALLY working through the kinks and developing a delicious and healthy Poutine. Since then, I have received a whole bunch of emails about when it would be on the blog, well folks here it is!

If you have never heard of a Poutine before let me explain. A Poutine is a Canadian thing, and it was originally developed and mastered by the French in Quebec. The classic version contains fries, cheese, and gravy. Yup, that’s it, and it has to be one of the best things EVER.

Healthy Poutine

If you were to ask me what my favorite food was, my answer would be a Poutine. Delicious crispy fries covered with flavorful and salty cheese, topped with warm and savory gravy. In other words, it’s amazing. In fact, I am watering at the lips even thinking about it!

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Well, I really hate to break it to you but there is a downside. The fries are deep fried, there is a lot of full fat cheese, and a lot of high salt gravy. Overall a poutine is delicious but is very high in fat, calories, and sodium.

Well (drum roll please), like I already mentioned above, here is the mastered and perfect alternative, Healthy Poutine. You can thank me later!

Healthy Poutine
To make the delicious Healthy Poutine, firstly cut the russet potatoes into 1 cm sticks. As I have said in previous potato recipe posts, keep that peel on for the fiber benefit.

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Add the potato sticks to a large bowl full with water, and soak for at least one hour in the fridge. This is needed for some of the starch to soak out. Then preheat an oven to 425 °F.

Drain potato stick bowl and remove fries, pat excess water off potato sticks with kitchen towel and dry bowl. Place back in bowl with olive oil, paprika, and salt and pepper and mix until well combined.

Healthy Poutine
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (preferably not aluminum foil), add the fries in a single layer making sure to leave space between each fry. You may need two baking sheets depending on size.

Place in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until done and golden in color. Ensure to flip fries after 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, In a small sauce pan, add the beef broth powder and water, heat over medium until boiling. Turn to low heat and slowly add cornstarch stirring constantly. Continue simmering for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

On four plates, separate and layer fries, cheese, and gravy on top. Serve warm and enjoy.

Healthy Poutine

Healthier Poutine
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Yield: 4 servings

Healthier Poutine

Ingredients

  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sachets of Knorr dry beef broth, low sodium
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 3.5 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup part-skim low moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded (or cheese of choice)

Instructions

    For the fries:
  1. Cut russet potatoes into 1cm sticks. Place potato sticks in a large bowl full with water and soak for at least one hour in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  3. Drain potato bowl and remove fries, pat excess water off fries with kitchen towel and hand dry bowl. Place fries back in bowl with olive oil, paprika, and salt and pepper and mix until well combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and add the fries in a single layer making sure to leave space between each fry. You may need two baking sheets depending on size. Place in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until done and golden in color. Ensure to flip fries after 15 minutes.
  4. For the gravy:
  5. In a small sauce pan, add the beef broth powder and water, heat over medium until boiling. Turn to low heat and slowly add cornstarch stirring constantly. continue simmering for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  6. On four plates, divide evenly and layer fries, cheese, and gravy on top. Serve warm and enjoy.
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6 comments on “Healthy Poutine”

    • Haha, Thanks Christine. You will love it! It is very simple, but also very delicious! It’s not as well known in other parts of the world other than Canada. Hope you give it a try, and let me know what you think when you do! 🙂

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