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(LA Times)   If you wanted to be sure that Canadians love poutine, McDonald's just confirmed it   (latimes.com) divider line 138
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2013-12-05 08:16:22 PM  
I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.
 
2013-12-05 08:41:18 PM  

syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.


Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.
 
2013-12-05 09:12:58 PM  

Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.


Hell yeah they do! You see some of the girls up there with...oh...poutine I read that wrong.
 
2013-12-05 09:18:51 PM  

Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.


Cheese curds, buddy.
 
2013-12-05 09:18:53 PM  
dont understand this.  i was in montreal a few years ago and saw it on mickey's menu.  what i didnt get to try while in toronto some months ago was mclobster.
 
2013-12-05 09:20:28 PM  
I'm not surprised. Even in western Canada, KFC and Dairy Queen have been serving poutine for years.
 
2013-12-05 09:21:44 PM  
Um, yuck........

/yeah I know, don't knock it 'til you've tried it.....
 
2013-12-05 09:21:44 PM  
KFC's been doing it for years there.  Whenever I go to Canada, I try and stop into a KFC just to get it.
 
2013-12-05 09:22:48 PM  
This would sell like gangbusters in America*


*They couldn't call it Poutine, though, as it sounds too much like Arugula
 
2013-12-05 09:22:52 PM  
BK has had poutine for nearly 2 decades. I assumed McD did too.
 
2013-12-05 09:22:57 PM  
In a photo taken byTwitter user @The_Alex, pale misshapen cheese curds are clearly visible.

I didn't realize cheese curds had a particular shape.
 
2013-12-05 09:23:07 PM  
This just in: McDonald's started offering fries.
 
2013-12-05 09:25:43 PM  
Wendy's has been serving poutine in Canada for quite a while. Welcome to the club MACdonalds.
 
2013-12-05 09:25:48 PM  

johndalek: dont understand this.  i was in montreal a few years ago and saw it on mickey's menu.  what i didnt get to try while in toronto some months ago was mclobster.


A lot of the McD's near the water in New England have a lobster roll on the menu, at least seasonally.

And I know I saw poutine at McD's in Ontario last summer. I know, because it was late and I was drunk and it seemed like a good idea.
 
2013-12-05 09:26:07 PM  
I'm surprised it took McD's that long. KFC, A&W, and Burger King have had poutine on the menus in Canada for at least a couple of years now. it's pretty shiatty quality poutine and I'm sure McD's will be too, but that's to be expected in fast food. Canadian Taco Bell serves fries and they do fries supreme which is basically all the fixings of a taco and sour cream dumped on top of fries. It's a guilty pleasure for the once every couple of years I end up at a Taco Bell, but I was dismayed when we ended up at a Taco Bell in Phoenix to find they had no fries, just nachos on the menu.

/just talking about this stuff makes me feel like I should go diarrhea
 
2013-12-05 09:26:24 PM  

Creoena: KFC's been doing it for years there.  Whenever I go to Canada, I try and stop into a KFC just to get it.


I find that DQ's poutine is better than KFC's. KFC's is way too salty.
 
2013-12-05 09:27:07 PM  
All fast food restaurants, including McDonald, have had poutine on the menu for years in Quebec. They serve it in a plastic bowl, not in that cardboard box.
 
2013-12-05 09:27:17 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Cheese curds, buddy.


Yeah, and if they don't get it to you quick enough or if the gravy is blazing hot then the curds lose their all-important squeaky-ness.
 
2013-12-05 09:27:25 PM  

johndalek: dont understand this.  i was in montreal a few years ago and saw it on mickey's menu.  what i didnt get to try while in toronto some months ago was mclobster.


McD's has been offering McLobster in New England for decades, no need to go to Canuckia for it.
 
2013-12-05 09:28:32 PM  

syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.


Chicago?  Shouldn't be a problem.  If I can get it in Atlanta, you can get it in Chicago.
 
2013-12-05 09:31:14 PM  
Depends where in Canada - I worked for them years ago and we had poutine on the menu then. It did vanish for a while in Ontario, though, and only recently has been coming back.
 
2013-12-05 09:35:43 PM  
I remember McDonald's served poutine in the early 00's. Wasn't very good though. Burker King does it better. And New York Fries puts them both to shame.
 
2013-12-05 09:36:36 PM  
Even New York Fries has poutine...

www.newyorkfries.com
 
2013-12-05 09:38:21 PM  
Looks gross... Could care less. Canada sucks... Canadians still suck Sasquatch balls... 'Merica!
 
2013-12-05 09:38:29 PM  
I tried poutine for the first time a few weeks ago. It was vegan poutine at that. Delicious.
 
2013-12-05 09:39:28 PM  
Damn you XMark! Damn you to hell! ;-)
 
2013-12-05 09:42:38 PM  
smokespoutinerie.com

Smoke's Poutine.

That is all.
 
2013-12-05 09:43:18 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Yeah, and if they don't get it to you quick enough or if the gravy is blazing hot then the curds lose their all-important squeaky-ness.


One of the reasons I don't like "real" poutine is the squeakiness. It's like nails on a chalkboard in my head. And poutine that isn't real, i.e. made with crappy cheese and gravy, just sucks. So no poutine for me, thanks.
 
2013-12-05 09:44:38 PM  
I seem to remember that they had it before, in the mid-90's when EVERYONE was trying for it.  They they stopped selling it everywhere except for Quebec.

But if it is back again, I am not going to complain.
 
2013-12-05 09:46:02 PM  
I tried it the other night. As hard as it is too imagine, farking up poutine is very common. McDicks farked it hard. I don't know if the great depression had a taste, but if it did it would be incredibly similar to McDonalds poutine.
 
2013-12-05 09:46:23 PM  
RUSSIA STRONG!
 
2013-12-05 09:47:58 PM  
What is it with you wierdos and your obsession over discussing poutine?
For frickin sakes
Its fries, cheese and gravy
Have you never been to Scranton?
 
2013-12-05 09:49:44 PM  
Oh geez, you know I've seen cheese curds at the store, but they're really expensive, ya know?  I'd have to work half a day to buy some of those, don't ya think?  I guess I could make some brown gravy, but then I'd have to drag out the fryer and oil and all that stuff.  Uff Da!
 
2013-12-05 09:49:49 PM  
My main problem with poutine is that if I had it, I'd eat it. It looks delicious and also very unwise.
 
2013-12-05 09:51:17 PM  
Lol at all the 'muricans bashing Canada. Spend your time off kicking puppies too, you illiterate, inbred farktards? Also, KFC poutine is awesome.
 
2013-12-05 09:52:27 PM  

OutsmartBullet: This would sell like gangbusters in America*


*They couldn't call it Poutine, though, as it sounds too much like Arugula


Actually, Canada is "in America," being as how it is located within what is commonly referred to as the North American Continent, and for other reasons I shan't go into at this particular moment.


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2013-12-05 09:52:54 PM  

a particular individual: My main problem with poutine is that if I had it, I'd eat it. It looks delicious and also very unwise.


YOLO
 
2013-12-05 09:53:26 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: Lol at all the 'muricans bashing Canada. Spend your time off kicking puppies too, you illiterate, inbred farktards? Also, KFC poutine is awesome.


Well! That's not very polite.

/Why do you hate Canada?
 
2013-12-05 09:55:13 PM  

good_2_go: YOLO


So make it last, right?
 
2013-12-05 09:58:30 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: Lol at all the 'muricans bashing Canada. Spend your time off kicking puppies too, you illiterate, inbred farktards? Also, KFC poutine is awesome.


Hey buttface, I'm American and I love Canada so shut your farking poutine gorged pie hole you hoser.
 
2013-12-05 09:59:30 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Quantum Apostrophe: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Cheese curds, buddy.

Yeah, and if they don't get it to you quick enough or if the gravy is blazing hot then the curds lose their all-important squeaky-ness.


Hard to get fresh cheese curds is many parts of the States
 
2013-12-05 10:02:01 PM  
It's really nothing special. Have you eaten fries with gravy? Now imagine some partially melted shiatty store bought mozzarella with it. Grats, you have now tasted poutine.
 
2013-12-05 10:04:39 PM  
Never thought Poutine even LOOKED appetizing. Then I tried one. Loved it.

Tried it at every fast food place who served it.

Hint: NEVER order Poutine from a fast food place. McBarf won't be any different.
 
2013-12-05 10:07:04 PM  

Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.


You really need cheese curds, which outside of Wisconsin can be a biatch to find. Either order online, make yourself, or use cubes of mozzarella instead (not quite the same though).

Cheese curds are a great snack though, they are addicting! Sadly they can be expensive in Ontario.
 
2013-12-05 10:09:07 PM  

a particular individual: good_2_go: YOLO

So make it last, right?


Denis Leary: Smoking Poutine takes ten years off your life. Well it's the ten worst years, isn't it folks? It's the ones at the end! It's the wheelchair, kidney dialysis, adult diaper farking years. You can have those years! We don't want 'em, alright?
 
2013-12-05 10:09:28 PM  

Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.


Doesn't the gravy make the fries soggy?  Ick.
 
2013-12-05 10:12:47 PM  

Fallout Boy: It's really nothing special. Have you eaten fries with gravy? Now imagine some partially melted shiatty store bought mozzarella with it. Grats, you have now tasted poutine.


I've never had fries with gravy, but isn't the inside of a frh just mashed potatoes? Can I eat some low-moisture part-skim processed mozzarella string cheese and a bowl of mashed potatoes at the same time and get the effect?

Is a cheese curd the solid part of cottage cheese? O hate cottage cheese.
 
2013-12-05 10:15:04 PM  

Bucky Katt: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Doesn't the gravy make the fries soggy?  Ick.


It does become a sloppy mess, especially towards the end. And this is Wendy's poutine I am talking about, so I'm not expecting much difference with Mcdonalds.
 
2013-12-05 10:18:59 PM  
REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?
 
2013-12-05 10:19:31 PM  
errrrr... they've had it for years... so has every other chain... BK, KFC, etc...

how can this be "new"...
 
2013-12-05 10:19:32 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Cheese curds, buddy.


"A cheese curd is an orangish cheese byproduct that feels like Silly Putty but tastes a lot better. It was invented accidentally by UW cheese scientists attempting to create an object of pure cholesterol that would still squeak. Rats who are fed this remarkable food develop an unusual capacity to polka and drink beer."
 
2013-12-05 10:21:19 PM  

ransack.: Fallout Boy: It's really nothing special. Have you eaten fries with gravy? Now imagine some partially melted shiatty store bought mozzarella with it. Grats, you have now tasted poutine.

I've never had fries with gravy, but isn't the inside of a frh just mashed potatoes? Can I eat some low-moisture part-skim processed mozzarella string cheese and a bowl of mashed potatoes at the same time and get the effect?


Yes, but you'll be eating something that'll taste better, thus negating the point of eating poutine.
 
2013-12-05 10:26:10 PM  
There's a restaurant here that makes poutine, but puts an egg on top. It's so. Damn. Good.
 
2013-12-05 10:31:19 PM  
I'd love to try some poutine, although all the fries are just carbs which means weight gained.

All you people supposedly sickened by how it looks: WTF is wrong with you? Like your sh*t don't stink?

I can try to make some myself, but I'm unsure of what gravy to use, and where would I get cheese curds from? The only thing that comes to mind is cottage cheese.
 
2013-12-05 10:33:09 PM  

Fallout Boy: Bucky Katt: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Doesn't the gravy make the fries soggy?  Ick.

It does become a sloppy mess, especially towards the end. And this is Wendy's poutine I am talking about, so I'm not expecting much difference with Mcdonalds.


But enough about subby's mom.
 
2013-12-05 10:33:23 PM  

Bathysphere: I tried poutine for the first time a few weeks ago. It was vegan poutine at that. Delicious.


Unpossible.
 
2013-12-05 10:39:08 PM  
OMG WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS STUFF
 
2013-12-05 10:39:53 PM  
Tried poutine for the first time while I was sailing up in Canada this last September. Damn is that stuff good.

Thank you Canada!
 
2013-12-05 10:40:09 PM  

Ambivalence: Bathysphere: I tried poutine for the first time a few weeks ago. It was vegan poutine at that. Delicious.

Unpossible.


I promise I'm not a vegan/vegetarian, but I ordered it with a vegan friend, and it was legitimately tasty. Crunchy fries, creamy gravy and weird clumps of vegan cheese that were fatty and salty. I'm ready to try the real thing.
 
2013-12-05 10:40:29 PM  

phillydrifter: I'd love to try some poutine, although all the fries are just carbs which means weight gained.

All you people supposedly sickened by how it looks: WTF is wrong with you? Like your sh*t don't stink?

I can try to make some myself, but I'm unsure of what gravy to use, and where would I get cheese curds from? The only thing that comes to mind is cottage cheese.


I was wondering exactly this too.
 
2013-12-05 10:41:39 PM  
This is where you can get the best, unadulterated poutine anywhere. Made by two Korean geniuses who have unlocked the secret. It's fast, and it's food. But it's not fast food. It's distinct and perfect, not generic and meant to appeal to the masses. I go there no more than twice a year...any more would be unwise...and dangerously wonderful.

http://plus.google.com/106251733966450402844/about?hl=en
 
2013-12-05 10:43:07 PM  

Abacus9: phillydrifter: I'd love to try some poutine, although all the fries are just carbs which means weight gained.

All you people supposedly sickened by how it looks: WTF is wrong with you? Like your sh*t don't stink?

I can try to make some myself, but I'm unsure of what gravy to use, and where would I get cheese curds from? The only thing that comes to mind is cottage cheese.

I was wondering exactly this too.


It's definitely NOT cottage cheese. Those are dry cheese curds. I've seen them in bags in some Canadian grocery stores. Never in the US where the closest thing might be a jar of Velveeta with the lid off.
 
2013-12-05 10:44:13 PM  

bhcompy: JasonOfOrillia: Quantum Apostrophe: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Cheese curds, buddy.

Yeah, and if they don't get it to you quick enough or if the gravy is blazing hot then the curds lose their all-important squeaky-ness.

Hard to get fresh cheese curds is many parts of the States


Have you looked between your toes?
 
2013-12-05 10:49:24 PM  

kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?


Minnesota Freedom Bowl?
 
2013-12-05 10:51:58 PM  
Well, I just tried the McPou and it's flatlining good!.  Maybe an ounce of curds and a good dollop of hot gravy. Not even close to Smokes but at least there's finally gravy at McDonalds.
 
2013-12-05 10:57:21 PM  
Read that as "if you wanted that Canadian love poutine"
 
2013-12-05 11:01:00 PM  
You guys don't have poutine? Wow, America really is a third-world country now.
 
2013-12-05 11:01:22 PM  

phillydrifter: fries are just carbs which means weight gained.


It's been a while since I took microbiology, and I never paid much mind to the Atkins fad, but I don't believe this is true. I would think the meat-fat in the gravy and the milk-fat in the cheese curds are more likely to make you gain weight than the potatoes.
 
2013-12-05 11:07:25 PM  

baconbeard: You guys don't have poutine? Wow, America really is a third-world country now.


We haven't stolen the technology yet, but our agents are working on it. Even if they fail, top food scientists it's only a matter of years before we crack the code and reverse-engineer it.
 
2013-12-05 11:07:47 PM  

BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?


Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

www.tagg.org

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!
 
2013-12-05 11:08:33 PM  

Bucky Katt: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Doesn't the gravy make the fries soggy?  Ick.


Yes, and that is why you have to specify that the Ick be served right out of the fryer, and topped with the fresh gravy, and the room - temperature cheese curds.  To your table.  And make sure to tip your server.

/I have no idea, but if there's not cheese curds involved it's not going to be poutine.  I'd like to think that McDonalds could make a poutine, but I'm probably wrong.
 
2013-12-05 11:11:10 PM  
If McDonald's in the U.S. were to make something meant to represent the entire country, it may look a bit like a tortilla stuffed with pizza, a hamburger, carnitas and a wedge salad, topped with Sriracha sauce.

Am I the only one to think that sriracha popped out of nowhere?  One day, no one around here knew what it was, and the next it's everywhere.  Just like chipotle.
 
2013-12-05 11:15:11 PM  

sat1va: I'm surprised it took McD's that long. KFC, A&W, and Burger King have had poutine on the menus in Canada for at least a couple of years now. it's pretty shiatty quality poutine and I'm sure McD's will be too, but that's to be expected in fast food. Canadian Taco Bell serves fries and they do fries supreme which is basically all the fixings of a taco and sour cream dumped on top of fries. It's a guilty pleasure for the once every couple of years I end up at a Taco Bell, but I was dismayed when we ended up at a Taco Bell in Phoenix to find they had no fries, just nachos on the menu.

/just talking about this stuff makes me feel like I should go diarrhea


McDonald's has sold poutine for well over a decade (at least it has been 15 or so years that I can remember getting a god awful one from them. It was sold periodically throughout Canada and regularly in some regions.

But if you want the best chain fast food poutine, go to Costco. Although you may want to bring a friend to share. Harvey's decent as well, though.
 
2013-12-05 11:15:42 PM  

IlGreven: If McDonald's in the U.S. were to make something meant to represent the entire country, it may look a bit like a tortilla stuffed with pizza, a hamburger, carnitas and a wedge salad, topped with Sriracha sauce.

Am I the only one to think that sriracha popped out of nowhere?  One day, no one around here knew what it was, and the next it's everywhere.  Just like chipotle.


It's been around forever. But the hipsters just figured it out. They are tired of eating lungs and tendons and have moved on to "weird sauces from around the world that I can enjoy from my " (insert location of condo balcony here)
 
2013-12-05 11:20:59 PM  

kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?

Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

[www.tagg.org image 438x512]

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!


Minnesota Style McFreedom Bowl then. They could have a whole line of regional McFreedom Bowls. Fries with salsa and bathtub cheese for the southwest, fries smothered in seafood chowder for New England, etc. I need to patent this idea right away.
 
2013-12-05 11:27:59 PM  
Donair poutine is the a wonderful blend of two great and powerfully unhealthy foods that aren't found in the US.
 
2013-12-05 11:39:24 PM  
This is new? I distinctly remember poutine being served at a Burger King in Niagara Falls, Ont. 20 years ago.

/you wouldn't know her
 
2013-12-05 11:43:43 PM  
Now I want poutine, but I'm eating buffalo chili instead.
 
2013-12-05 11:52:57 PM  
but they don't have canadian bacon
 
2013-12-06 12:03:22 AM  
They had poutine at McDonalds when I visited Sherbrooke 17 years ago.
 
2013-12-06 12:08:31 AM  

Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon


No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.
 
2013-12-06 12:10:55 AM  

BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?

Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

[www.tagg.org image 438x512]

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!

Minnesota Style McFreedom Bowl then. They could have a whole line of regional McFreedom Bowls. Fries with salsa and bathtub cheese for the southwest, fries smothered in seafood chowder for New England, etc. I need to patent this idea right away.


i1.ytimg.com

Or just deep fry a cow!!!!
 
2013-12-06 12:15:57 AM  

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.


We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast.


/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?
 
2013-12-06 12:16:42 AM  

kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?

Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

[www.tagg.org image 438x512]

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!

Minnesota Style McFreedom Bowl then. They could have a whole line of regional McFreedom Bowls. Fries with salsa and bathtub cheese for the southwest, fries smothered in seafood chowder for New England, etc. I need to patent this idea right away.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Or just deep fry a cow!!!!


If we put it on a stick we can sell it at the state fair!
 
2013-12-06 12:18:09 AM  
Considering what I've seen advertised in US markets I think poutine might be too healthy to make it in the US market. Maybe if they battered and deep fried the entire conglomeration then dusted it with powdered sugar.

There's a local joint in Victoria called Pig that makes pulled pork poutine which is absolutely incredible. House made pork gravy with a little spice to it, cheese curds, fries, and like half a pound of pulled pork. It's enough for two and I'm guessing roughly one trillion calories.
Craving it now that I saw this, but it's too cold for the half hour jog you need to offset the arterial damage.
 
2013-12-06 12:21:13 AM  

a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast.


/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?


Cover it with Hollandaise sauce and call it Eggs Two if by Sea!
 
2013-12-06 12:21:13 AM  

dywed88: But if you want the best chain fast food poutine, go to Costco. Although you may want to bring a friend to share. Harvey's decent as well, though.


A&W's has always been really good for me, though as with many chains, I might just have lucked out in terms of consistency. Can vouch for Costco, but haven't been to Harvey's in ages; should give that a go one of these days.

/I sound fat
//Surprisingly not the case
 
2013-12-06 12:21:49 AM  
Wait till McD's tries to foist some mutant Montreal Smoked Meat onto the menu. Montrealers will be running them out of the province with torches and official Victoriaville Maurice Richard hockey sticks.
 
2013-12-06 12:22:34 AM  

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.


i meant our hat, not micky d's
 
2013-12-06 12:23:49 AM  

SheepPr0n: Smoke's Poutine.

That is all.


Had it. Sucked. They closed down here in mtl within a few months.
 
2013-12-06 12:24:05 AM  
What Canadian poutine might look like:

imageshack.com
 
2013-12-06 12:25:10 AM  

Colin O'Scopy: Never thought Poutine even LOOKED appetizing. Then I tried one. Loved it.

Tried it at every fast food place who served it.

Hint: NEVER order Poutine from a fast food place. McBarf won't be any different.


strangely enough, the poutine from the Costco snack bar is among the better offer in Ontario.  Harvey's is also quite good.
 
2013-12-06 12:26:39 AM  

a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast


/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?


english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sause = eggs benedict.

i guess the silly canuckadians can't have eggs benedict.
 
2013-12-06 12:28:55 AM  

Popular Opinion: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

i meant our hat, not micky d's


I meant "Canadian Bacon" isn't Canadian. Like "French Fries" aren't French.

/From your Hat
//Had to look up what "Canadian Bacon" was because Americans keep talking about it like it exists
///In 37 years and many Provinces, have never seen it in Canada
 
2013-12-06 12:34:50 AM  

Popular Opinion: a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast


/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?

english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sause = eggs benedict.

i guess the silly canuckadians can't have eggs benedict.


Canadians have eggs benidict. We make it with ham.
 
2013-12-06 12:35:43 AM  

Chuckus: SheepPr0n: Smoke's Poutine.

That is all.

Had it. Sucked. They closed down here in mtl within a few months.


Hey, when you are an american hick and has only had it once there, I have limited poutine-tasting to go by.  :)
 
2013-12-06 12:42:20 AM  

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

i meant our hat, not micky d's

I meant "Canadian Bacon" isn't Canadian. Like "French Fries" aren't French.

/From your Hat
//Had to look up what "Canadian Bacon" was because Americans keep talking about it like it exists
///In 37 years and many Provinces, have never seen it in Canada


lol, i know, from previous discussions, that it is purely an amercan thing, which is why i said it.
bacon in england is what we call canadian bacon.
and our bacon is called streaky bacon there. but that still can have the rind. and not be smoked.
so really, in the UK, you need to buy smoked rindless streaky bacon if you want what we can bacon.

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast


i think good ham is better anyway, but canadian bacon is the right size. 
/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?

english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sause = eggs benedict.

i guess the silly canuckadians can't have eggs benedict.

Canadians have eggs benidict. We make it with ham.
 
2013-12-06 12:44:21 AM  

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast


/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?

english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sause = eggs benedict.

i guess the silly canuckadians can't have eggs benedict.

Canadians have eggs benidict. We make it with ham.


yes, good ham would be better anyway, canadian bacon isn't all that good in the first place.
 
2013-12-06 12:48:04 AM  

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

i meant our hat, not micky d's

I meant "Canadian Bacon" isn't Canadian. Like "French Fries" aren't French.

/From your Hat
//Had to look up what "Canadian Bacon" was because Americans keep talking about it like it exists
///In 37 years and many Provinces, have never seen it in Canada


Seems the same as peameal bacon.  I have had many slices of it on buns.  It can be found all around Toronto.
 
2013-12-06 12:48:13 AM  

Popular Opinion: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

i meant our hat, not micky d's

I meant "Canadian Bacon" isn't Canadian. Like "French Fries" aren't French.

/From your Hat
//Had to look up what "Canadian Bacon" was because Americans keep talking about it like it exists
///In 37 years and many Provinces, have never seen it in Canada

lol, i know, from previous discussions, that it is purely an amercan thing, which is why i said it.
bacon in england is what we call canadian bacon.
and our bacon is called streaky bacon there. but that still can have the rind. and not be smoked.
so really, in the UK, you need to buy smoked rindless streaky bacon if you want what we can bacon.

BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: a particular individual: BATMANATEE: Popular Opinion: but they don't have canadian bacon

No one in Canada has Canadian bacon. It's an American thing.

We put Canadian bacon on English muffins and serve them with French toast

i think good ham is better anyway, but canadian bacon is the right size. 
/Did you know you can't get ranch dressing at a ranch?

english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sause = eggs benedict.

i guess the silly canuckadians can't have eggs benedict.

Canadians have eggs benidict. We make it with ham.


Finally, someone who gets it.
 
2013-12-06 12:58:06 AM  

BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?

Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

[www.tagg.org image 438x512]

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!

Minnesota Style McFreedom Bowl then. They could have a whole line of regional McFreedom Bowls. Fries with salsa and bathtub cheese for the southwest, fries smothered in seafood chowder for New England, etc. I need to patent this idea right away.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Or just deep fry a cow!!!!

If we put it on a stick we can sell it at the state fair!


And salsa would be too healthy. Gotta add some bacon fat, and some shiat no can pronounce. Those add-ons that people can't. they pronounce they can biatch about.

Can we go with 'The McAnadian' . Perfect!
 
2013-12-06 01:04:55 AM  

apoptotic: I'm not surprised. Even in western Canada, KFC and Dairy Queen have been serving poutine for years.


Came here to say this. ^^^

I believe Toronto and certainly Montreal McD's had offered poutine when I used to commute there; or perhaps it was local to the McD's I stayed near.

Never had any at McD's because I just assumed it would be unholy compared to traditional Mom 'n Pop restaurant poutine I'd been introduced to.
 
2013-12-06 01:06:39 AM  

austin_millbarge: Ohlookabutterfly: Lol at all the 'muricans bashing Canada. Spend your time off kicking puppies too, you illiterate, inbred farktards? Also, KFC poutine is awesome.

Hey buttface, I'm American and I love Canada so shut your farking poutine gorged pie hole you hoser.


QFT, with love
 
2013-12-06 01:10:49 AM  

kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: BATMANATEE: kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?

Minnesota Freedom Bowl?

Good, but perhaps it'd have to include 'Mc' in there. Remember, it's McDonald's.

[www.tagg.org image 438x512]

Which reminds me, gotta Youtube Snog's 'Corporate Slave' while I think of a title for the Americanized version of the dish.
PS, McDonald's actually sued them for this (no surprise). Dave Thrussell made for one good interview as well!

Minnesota Style McFreedom Bowl then. They could have a whole line of regional McFreedom Bowls. Fries with salsa and bathtub cheese for the southwest, fries smothered in seafood chowder for New England, etc. I need to patent this idea right away.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Or just deep fry a cow!!!!

If we put it on a stick we can sell it at the state fair!

And salsa would be too healthy. Gotta add some bacon fat, and some shiat no can pronounce. Those add-ons that people can't. they pronounce they can biatch about.

Can we go with 'The McAnadian' . Perfect!


Obviously the McSalsa would be mostly corn syrup, ketchup, catsup, sriracha and sodium benzoaite.
 
2013-12-06 01:18:45 AM  

apoptotic: I'm not surprised. Even in western Canada, KFC and Dairy Queen have been serving poutine for years.


As have Harvey's, A&W, Costco, lots of places.  I had my first poutine in Quebec in the '80s, but had a hard time getting cheese curds here in the West until the mid-90s.

DownDaRiver: What is it with you wierdos and your obsession over discussing poutine?
For frickin sakes
Its fries, cheese and gravy
Have you never been to Scranton?


If you think that any old fries, cheese and gravy makes Poutine, then that explains what it is that you're missing.


JasonOfOrillia:
//Had to look up what "Canadian Bacon" was because Americans keep talking about it like it exists
///In 37 years and many Provinces, have never seen it in Canada

Seems the same as peameal bacon.  I have had many slices of it on buns.  It can be found all around Toronto.


Correct.  It can be either pea meal or back bacon.  Americans sadly just don't seem to understand the many, many, variations of bacon that are available for different applications.
 
2013-12-06 01:27:37 AM  
I've never tried Poutine, but I just noticed that Trader Joe's is selling it (frozen section).

Anyone tried their's? Is it good?
 
2013-12-06 01:30:53 AM  
OK now that I have read the description and it is not what I thought it was....

I am all about trying it now...
 
2013-12-06 01:35:26 AM  

apoptotic: I'm not surprised. Even in western Canada, KFC and Dairy QueenMcDonalds have been serving poutine for years.


The French call it Poutine,

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-06 01:41:40 AM  
If you can't eat it, at least you can sing it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6i9EPz-K6U
 
2013-12-06 01:45:41 AM  
Meanwhile, in America........

ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2013-12-06 01:47:21 AM  

Fallout Boy: Bucky Katt:

Doesn't the gravy make the fries soggy?  Ick.

It does become a sloppy mess, especially towards the end. And this is Wendy's poutine I am talking about, so I'm not expecting much difference with Mcdonalds.


Doesn't Poutine mean "big mess" in French?
 
2013-12-06 01:47:23 AM  

kling_klang_bed: REALLY?!?
Look at what we eat here in America, especially what we eat at fast food places, and you don't think McDonald's wouldn't see the business op? And it'd be cheap for them to make.
I'd be amazed if some variation, since we don't feel like calling it something fancy and foreign, will pop up.

Any ideas what they'd call that variation?


Cheesy fries and gravy. What? Like they'd make it accurate?
 
2013-12-06 04:08:52 AM  
I thought the article was going to be about this;  upload.wikimedia.org I am disappoint.
 
2013-12-06 05:29:48 AM  

good_2_go: Even New York Fries has poutine...

[www.newyorkfries.com image 424x345]


NYF poutine is gross.
 
2013-12-06 08:28:10 AM  
Buffalo Wild Wings had a version of Poutine not too long ago. They deep fried their cheese curds cause 'Merica. I live in Utah and we have fresh cheese curd in most of our grocery stores, in the deli area.
 
2013-12-06 08:53:16 AM  
I tried the poutine at Harvey's once. My bottom was NOT amused.

Go to a roadside diner & get the real deal.
 
2013-12-06 09:29:33 AM  
You really need fresh cheese curds -- the kind that squeak a bit when you bit into them.

Nothing beats poutine from Quebec (or Northern New Brunswick for that matter)  I'm only a province away (New Brunswick) and yet it's still not as good.
 
2013-12-06 09:29:42 AM  
blogs.westword.com
 
2013-12-06 09:38:16 AM  
I've had Poutine here in Nebraska and while it was good, it doesn't hold a candle to Chili Cheese Fries.
 
2013-12-06 09:39:00 AM  

FreakyBunny: This is where you can get the best, unadulterated poutine anywhere. Made by two Korean geniuses who have unlocked the secret. It's fast, and it's food. But it's not fast food. It's distinct and perfect, not generic and meant to appeal to the masses. I go there no more than twice a year...any more would be unwise...and dangerously wonderful.

http://plus.google.com/106251733966450402844/about?hl=en


Given the size of Canada, you can imagine my thrill to find that the best poutine is within a half hour drive of me.

\won't say that the chip truck in the parking lot of the Canadian Tire on Merivale has the best poutine
\\but it definitely has the closest poutine
 
2013-12-06 09:44:35 AM  
It also helps to be in the catchment area of a good cheese factory.  St. Albert in eastern Ontario, Ivanhoe in the Belleville/Hastings area, Thornloe up north...  I was once sorely disappointed by some shredded mozzarella on my poutine east of Orillia.

My wife tells the story of a Francophone co-worker who frightened a chip truck worker by demanding "Who's your cheese?!?" before he would consent to order poutine.
 
2013-12-06 10:45:46 AM  
Meanwhile, in the grim English North...


lh6.ggpht.com
Chips and curry (good with salt and vinegar)

paulwaring.files.wordpress.com
Chips and gravy

cache.virtualtourist.com
Chips and mushy peas. Again, requires salt and vinegar
 
2013-12-06 11:29:03 AM  

wildcardjack: Quantum Apostrophe: Ambivalence: syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.

Fries, gravy, cheese. It's not hard to make. Canada doesn't have some special poutine magic.

Cheese curds, buddy.

"A cheese curd is an orangish cheese byproduct that feels like Silly Putty but tastes a lot better. It was invented accidentally by UW cheese scientists attempting to create an object of pure cholesterol that would still squeak. Rats who are fed this remarkable food develop an unusual capacity to polka and drink beer."


Proud to be a Wisconsinite; you can't get decent curds outside of the state; ask my daughter in Indiana...
 
2013-12-06 12:23:25 PM  

syrynxx: I would love to try poutine without driving to Canada and having them foist their socialized healthcare and marijuana on me while I'm eating.


Canada has socialized marijuana?  That's it, I'm moving there.
 
2013-12-06 12:33:49 PM  

MustardTiger: Looks gross... Could care less. Canada sucks... Canadians still suck Sasquatch balls... 'Merica!


Take off, ya farkin' baloney tugboat.
 
2013-12-06 12:37:24 PM  
Hold the Cheese.

I like fries with gravy (on the side, for dippin') but cheese curds I can live without.

I tried the McLobster rolls. They weren't bad but not great. Good for a change. Despite lobster being dirt cheap at the wharf, it gets mighty expensive by the time it gets to Ontario. They put green onion bits in it which is a no-no. Lobster is too delicate to eat with onions unless they are microscopic and very mild, say Spanish onions diced to speck-sized bits. More lobster, please.

There was a hilarious ad for McDo made in Cape Breton, although it doesn't involve lobster rolls. Watch the cornucopia of awesomeness and hear a genuine Cape Breton b'y. They had lobster rolls in Cape Breton and possibly Halifax, Nova Scotia, years ago. Possibly in New England as well.
 
2013-12-06 01:30:16 PM  
I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...
 
2013-12-06 01:47:11 PM  

Homr: Buffalo Wild Wings had a version of Poutine not too long ago. They deep fried their cheese curds cause 'Merica.


We just got BWW in Windsor (Ontario) and their poutine is actually surprisingly good.

/And non-deep-fried
 
2013-12-06 02:44:01 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...


I think that would be like telling an Italian woman that her great grandma's secret sauce recipe tastes like Ragu.
 
2013-12-06 02:46:23 PM  

omahatattoo: Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...

I think that would be like telling an Italian woman that her great grandma's secret sauce recipe tastes like Ragu.


"But in a good way!"
 
2013-12-06 03:16:43 PM  
It's 'poutine' or worse, McPoutine.

That's not poutine.

That is all.

/no that's not all
// Canadian living in Quebec
/// Expert on poutine
//// Why yes, I AM fat.
//// slashies!
 
2013-12-06 03:18:01 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...


God no.

It may even tasted decent, but. It would not match a poutine.

You also wouldn't want a really melty cheese, it should partially melt and get gooey, but still have largely intact curds.

If you really want to try one, getting imported cheese curds will make a passable poutine. Just know that it would be a lot better with fresh curds.
 
2013-12-06 03:31:16 PM  

dywed88: Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...

God no.

It may even tasted decent, but. It would not match a poutine.

You also wouldn't want a really melty cheese, it should partially melt and get gooey, but still have largely intact curds.

If you really want to try one, getting imported cheese curds will make a passable poutine. Just know that it would be a lot better with fresh curds.


Thing is, I don't think I've ever had cheese curds, and I'm not sure if I'll like them, or even where to buy them. But I've got fries, gravy and a few different types of cheese (Swiss, American & pepperjack) at home. But you're saying that I shouldn't use a nacho-type melty cheese, like Velveeta huh? What about hot fries covered with pepperjack, and drizzled with brown gravy as a cheap-o poutine knockoff? Or am I getting too far from what poutine is supposed to be?
 
2013-12-06 03:43:19 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...


Oh dear god no!  Just use Mozzarella.

If you live near an Italian specialty place try and get Caciocavallo a Filata (hanging cheese). It's a great melting cheese that tastes like a slightly stronger mozz.
 
2013-12-06 03:53:41 PM  
Americanized poutine already exists - french fries with beef gravy and broiled American cheese slices.

It's called "Disco Fries" and it's been on every New Jersey diner menu since the name was modern.
 
2013-12-06 06:58:12 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: dywed88: Sin_City_Superhero: I've never had poutine, and I wanted to try making it at home. Would I be really, really farking it up if I used slices of Kraft American cheese, instead of cheese curds? American cheese melts so nicely...

God no.

It may even tasted decent, but. It would not match a poutine.

You also wouldn't want a really melty cheese, it should partially melt and get gooey, but still have largely intact curds.

If you really want to try one, getting imported cheese curds will make a passable poutine. Just know that it would be a lot better with fresh curds.

Thing is, I don't think I've ever had cheese curds, and I'm not sure if I'll like them, or even where to buy them. But I've got fries, gravy and a few different types of cheese (Swiss, American & pepperjack) at home. But you're saying that I shouldn't use a nacho-type melty cheese, like Velveeta huh? What about hot fries covered with pepperjack, and drizzled with brown gravy as a cheap-o poutine knockoff? Or am I getting too far from what poutine is supposed to be?


Go to a cheese shop (if you live in a city there must be one around) and you should be able to get some cheese curds. They will be imported from somewhere like Wisconsin and a couple days old, but should make a passable poutine.

Sure, try it with a slice of cheese, but I am going to say it isn't really poutine.

Cube mozzarella is probably about as close of an approximation as you can make. Don't try to fully melt the cheese, it just needs to become good and gooy from the heat of the fries and gravy.
 
2013-12-07 02:25:23 AM  

FDR Jones: phillydrifter: fries are just carbs which means weight gained.

It's been a while since I took microbiology, and I never paid much mind to the Atkins fad, but I don't believe this is true. I would think the meat-fat in the gravy and the milk-fat in the cheese curds are more likely to make you gain weight than the potatoes.


You obviously know nothing about biochemistry.
 
2013-12-07 07:44:30 AM  

Abacus9: FDR Jones: phillydrifter: fries are just carbs which means weight gained.

It's been a while since I took microbiology, and I never paid much mind to the Atkins fad, but I don't believe this is true. I would think the meat-fat in the gravy and the milk-fat in the cheese curds are more likely to make you gain weight than the potatoes.

You obviously know nothing about biochemistry.


Carbs=weight gained? There is no way it's that simple. As long as your net caloric input is roughly zero, I don't see how carbs are a problem. It's more accurate to say an efficient metabolism=weight gained.

But thanks for just sniping in to criticize me with no further explanation. You're a great help, and probably fun at parties.
 
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