Poutine originates from the province of Quebec (leave it to the Frenchies to come up with something fabulously decadent and yummy right...)
Wikipedia has a pretty neat entry about it - click here to check it out.
It reads "The dish originated in rural Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s. Several Québécois communities claim to be the birthplace of poutine, including Drummondville (by Jean-Paul Roy in 1964), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Victoriaville. One often-cited tale is that of Fernand Lachance, from Warwick, Quebec, which claims that poutine was invented in 1957. Lachance is said to have exclaimedça va faire une maudite poutine ("it will make a damn mess"), hence the name. The sauce was allegedly added later, to keep the fries warm longer."
I have to wonder though, are there any other "names" - other than French fries, cheese and gravy for this dish besides the good old frenchie "Poutine"?
Looking at recipes all seemed pretty straightforward
Click here for Wikipedia's.
In surfing around we found a neat site called MontrealPoutine.com - check it out by clicking here. We're actually trying to schedule an interview with the guy who runs the site - and learn more about Poutine.
Some other recipes and anecdotes we found online about Poutine include:
To view one from Cooking Light (which seemed like an oxymoron to us...) click here.
Real Canadian Poutine from Food.com click here.
Do you have a favorite Poutine anecdote or recipe? Share it with us...