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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 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.
 
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