Irish Canadian Poutine fries

Irish Canadian Poutine fries

ou can use onion and garlic powder to keep it more traditional but the addition of fresh onions and garlic is a great flavour enhancer! As the canandian cheddar curd is not available in Ireland , I decided to use what I feel is the closest was Ballyhubbock Farm haloumi but a strong grated cheedar will be delicious too
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Course Main Course
Cuisine canadian, Irish
Servings 4


  • 40 g butter
  • 1 onion very finely chopped.
  • 2 cloves garlic very finely chopped.
  • 30 g flour or corn flour
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar optional
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika optional
  • 6 potatoes peeled.
  • 200 g halloumi grated. Or mature cheddar cheese,
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs
  • Salt and pepper


  • First, prepare the French fries. Slice them and place them in cold water for at least one hour or overnight. The longer the crispier the fries will be.
  • In the meantime, in a saucepan, melt the butter and add the onions and garlic. Sautee for 2-3 minutes until translucent and starting to colour.
  • Sprinkle over the flour. Stir and cook over medium heat for 60 seconds to create a light roux.
  • Pour in the beef and chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mixed dried herbs, paprika. Stir well and bring to simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is coating the back of the spoon. Check the seasoning and keep warm aside.
  • Once ready, preheat a deep fat fryer ( or an air fryer ) to 180˚C/ 350˚F. remove the potato from the water and dry them as much as possible on a clean towel or kitchen paper.
  • Deep-fry the potatoes until crispy and soft in the centre. Remove from the oil and drain on a kitchen paper for a few minutes adding some salt and pepper.
  • Warm the gravy and sprinkle some cheddar in the sauce to create a lightly cheesy sauce, Place the fries on a serving dish, add the grated halloumi or cheddar and drizzle over the gravy sauce.
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy while piping hot.
Keyword cheese, chips, gravy, Kevin Dundon

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