Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canada Day Eats Part 4 - Poutine!

Raise your hand if you think of poutine when you think of Canadian food? (My hand is up.) Now raise your hand if every now and then you crave poutine? (My hand is up.) Okay, confession time is over. For Canada day I figured we needed some good old poutine but I don't want to fuss with deep frying the fries.  You can certainly bake them in the oven but if the BBQ is already hot and ready to go why not cut your russets into wedges, toss them in a little canola oil, and slap 'em on the grill?

Now for the cheese curds and gravy portion. I haven't made a roast lately and do not have the drippings to make a gravy.  I have chicken stock in the freezer but that just wouldn't make a proper gravy for this. I am actually resorting to a mix (some shame, but not lots, this is a time saver). Did you know that Clubhouse is a Canadian company founded in 1883 in London, Ontario? Why not use a Canadian product to help you out on Canada Day?  Basically use a gravy (or mix) that you (and your guests) will like. I am not here to judge.

(Clubhouse even makes a poutine gravy mix.....just sayin')

Grilled Potato Wedge Poutine

6 Russet Potatoes
Cheese Curds
Gravy of your liking
Canola Oil
Salt and Pepper

Scrub the Potatoes well  and pat dry. Cut each potato into 12 wedges and place in a bowl.

Drizzle with canola oil and toss to coat all of the wedges. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the potatoes a medium-high grill and close the lid.  Check after about 10 minutes. While the taters are cooking, prepare the gravy and get the cheese put in a bowl for sprinkling on the hot taters.

Flip the potatoes and continue to cook until golden brown and tender in the middle.

Pile some wedges onto your plate, top with cheese, the slather on some hot gravy!! Give a minute or 2 for the cheese to get all melty.

(these go soooo well with any BBQ or just on their own....)

Until next time, stay warm and eat well.


  1. potatoes look fabulous
    hope you will participate the Canadian giveaway on my site :)

    1. Thank you, I will go check out you give away!

  2. Oh my! I'd like to order one of these :) Do you deliver!? *hehe*

    1. Perhaps we can make

  3. Linette Gehl de LaforestJuly 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Oh, my hand is RAISED! I never would have thought of grilling the wedges on the barbecue, but now my only regret is that the supper menu for tonight is set! Mental note - buy cheese curds this weekend!!
    What a pleasure to accidentally come across a prairie blog about good Canadian food. A beer is being raised to you right now in your honour!

    1. Thank you so much Linette! It works well with sweet potatoes too! (well maybe not the poutine, but the grilling!)


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