In the basic recipe for poutine, French fries are covered with fresh cheese curds, and topped with brown gravy.



Poutine (/pˈtn/; French: [putin], Quebec French:[put͡sɪn]) is a Canadian dish, originating in the province of Quebec, made with french fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce.[1] This fast-food dish is typically found across Canada and in some places in the northern United States, less often elsewhere.[2][3] It is sold in small “greasy spoon” type diners (commonly known as cantines or casse-croûtes in Quebec) and pubs, as well as by roadside chip wagons (commonly known as cabanes à patates, literally “potato shacks”) and in hockey arenas.[4] National and international chains such as Smoke’s Poutinerie,[5] New York Fries,[6] McDonald’s,[7] Wendy’s,[8] A&W,[9] KFC,[10] Burger King,[11] and Harvey’s[12] also sell mass-market poutine in Canada (although not always country-wide[13]).