This breakfast poutine made with poached eggs, cheese curds, and restaurant-style french fries is a spin on the Canadian comfort classic that is sure to fill you up.
The secret to amazing poutine is in the cheese curds. You are going to want to get ones that create the signature “squeak” sound when you’re chewing on them. They will also be the best for melting to get an amazing cheese pull when eating. You can find great cheese curds from local, fresh cheese suppliers.
What You Need to Make Breakfast Poutine
The hallmarks of a classic breakfast poutine are the fries, cheese curds, gravy, and eggs. Feel free to add any fresh ingredients you prefer to elevate the flavor. For a more calorie-conscious dish, you can swap the fries for baked sweet potato.
- French fries
- Green onions
- Cheese curds
- Packaged gravy
How To Make Breakfast Poutine
Bake the fries: Preheat oven to 425˚F and prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place french fries on a baking sheet and prepare according to package instructions. Once ready, set aside.
Make the gravy: While the french fries are baking, prepare gravy according to package instructions. Once ready, set aside.
Poach eggs: Begin boiling a pot of water enough to submerge eggs. Once boiling, begin swirling the water and place the egg to poach it. Cook for 8 minutes or until your desired doneness. Once ready, place in an ice bath and set aside.
Assemble the dish: When all the individual ingredients are ready, begin assembling with french fries, followed by cheese curds, gravy, tomatoes, and poached eggs. Garnish with green onions and serve.
What additions can I add to poutine?
Poutine is a very versatile dish as it is mainly composed of starch, dairy, and gravy, so adding protein like bacon bits, pulled pork, lobster, and mushrooms will make this dish richer. You can also go the lighter route and cut the richness with fresh vegetables like shredded lettuce, bell peppers, corn, and zucchini.
What does poutine mean?
“Poutine” is also known as “a mess” in Quebec, where Canada’s national dish originated from.
- 2 eggs
- 1 package frozen french fries
- 1 package premade gravy
- 1 cup cheese curds
- ½ cup tomatoes (diced)
- ¼ cup green onions (sliced)
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F and prepare french fries according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, prepare the gravy package according to package instructions and set it aside once ready.
- Boil a pot of water enough to submerge an egg.
- Once boiling, create a vortex with a whisk and place the egg in.
- Cook egg for 8 minutes or until done to your preference and place in an ice bath once ready.
- On a serving plate, begin assembling poutine with fries, cheese curds, gravy, tomatoes, and poached eggs.
- Garnish with green onions and serve.
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