If you’ve ever needed an excuse to use some of those poutine recipes and eat poutine for a straight week without shame, guilt, or judgement, then have I got news for you. The first week of February is what Canadians like to call La Poutine Week, and yes, this is a real thing! For one week, Canadians across Canada shamelessly indulge in a week of nothing but poutine. So get ready to loosen those belts, and take a look at these 7 poutine recipes to shamelessly enjoy during La Poutine Week!
1. Authentic Canadian Poutine
Obviously, the start of La Poutine Week should be kicked off with the original poutine: russet cut potatoes, chunks of cheese curd, and a smothering of hot brown gravy. So simple and yet so delicious!
Get the recipe at Seasons and Suppers
2. Poutine Galvaude
Did you know that poutine originated in Québec? That is why day two of poutine week pays homage to Québec with its version of poutine: the Galvaude poutine. This poutine adds shredded chicken and peas in addition to the brown gravy and curd-topped fries. It almost looks and tastes like chicken pot pie!
Get the recipe at 5 Ingredients 15 Minutes
3. Lobster Poutine
This poutine will give you a taste of the coastal cities of Canada, which are well known for their selection of delicious seafood dishes. But even if you don’t live on the coast, you can still enjoy a taste of the sea with this creamy lobster-topped poutine. It’s also a great double up if you’ve ever wanted to tackle cooking lobster from home!
Get the recipe at Yes To Yolks
4. Breakfast Poutine
I mean what better way to start your morning than with all your favourite breakfast ingredients loaded on top of a poutine? The answer is there is no better way, this is it! If you don’t mind breaking slight tradition here too, this recipe uses hollandaise sauce instead of brown gravy, because calories don’t count during this week, remember? You can also add a fried egg on top for extra flavour or as a visual bonus.
Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon
5. Cheeseburger Poutine
Another well-known Canadian food, is our beef. From burgers to steaks, Canadian beef is among the best meat choices, which is why a cheeseburger poutine is naturally on the list for La Poutine Week. Authentic Canadian poutine topped with authentic all Canadian beef? Yum! Sprinkle with extra cheese to melt on top, or go nuts and add chopped lettuce and tomato to the mix as well. This is a totally customizable dish!
Get the recipe at A Forks Tale
6. Maple Bacon Poutine
Really, it wouldn’t be a complete list without a little maple syrup somewhere here…well that and bacon of course. Luckily, we’ve got this maple bacon poutine to satisfy both your cravings and a complete list! The maple addition to this poutine also adds a nice subtle sweetness that really works with the russet fries.
Get the recipe at McCain
7. Sweet Potato Poutine
Tastes like dessert, yet it’s still a bonafide poutine and makes the perfect final dish to finish off your La Poutine Week! Check out our next week’s list, where we suggest all salads to get back on track…But seriously, sweet potato fries are awesome on their own, but you can also swap them in to any of our other poutine recipes if you want!
Get the recipe at No Recipes