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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #391860 04/10/13 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Deep fry the roux pieces as you would frozen french fries.

Somebody's been attending too many state fairs.


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #391863 04/10/13 04:43 PM
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Of course, the point of the article is that we can't even get BASIC poutine right, but I do enjoy the brainstorming.

For rouxtine, I think the main question becomes whether to stick with fries as the base or try something else. I can't really visualize deep-fried-roux. Personally, I'm conflicted. I never met a potato I didn't like, and there is something just inherently noble and surprisingly elusive about a truly well done french fry. Perhaps if you wanted to tart up that part, you could fry them in exotic fat (duck?).

Or you could go to something like a fried, cheesy-biscuit extrusion.

I'd incorporate the roux as the "gravy" part of the program, using a modified (much less chunky) gumbo.

Now, as to the cheese... It doesn't seem to me that either creole or cajun cooking really have a rich, distinct cheese history. So, I need Scott's help with that.

While we're on the subject of cheese, why cheese curds and not just nice chunks (or hearty shreds) of cheddar? I'm not trying to be argumentative; I'm looking for historical and/or culinary meaning. From a sourcing standpoint, curds seem to be much more expensive where I am. Again - like the fries - I'm not sure you have to belabor the cheese part, as there are SO many good semi-soft choices. The sheer variety among cheddars is astounding.

I love it when an idea comes together.


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
medic8r #391872 04/10/13 11:40 PM
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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #391874 04/11/13 12:10 AM
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Done. smile


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #391885 04/11/13 02:31 AM
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I totality forgot about an amazing poutine restaurant we have in Peterborough. The Whistle Stop Cafe IS the place to go for poutine. You'll salivate just reading the menu!


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I can't stand Poutine, but I also hold dual US/CDN citizenship, so I am covered.


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
tomtuttle #391948 04/12/13 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Done. smile

Its sooo tempting Tom... I passed through Seattle a long time ago, but never had the opportunity to spend time there.

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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #392011 04/15/13 12:03 PM
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I just got back from the poutine capital of the world. I somehow managed to avoid it though. I don't dislike it. Just not a big fan.


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
Murph #392114 04/17/13 11:11 PM
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Dear Mexico;

You should try this.

Hmm, I wonder if the truck has one of those nice 'Action Plan' billboards on the side.


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Re: Americans just can't get poutine right
pmbuko #392199 04/19/13 06:33 PM
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I'm lucky enough to have this place just down the road from me. smile

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