Newfoundland Has A Version Of Poutine That They've Been Hiding From The Rest Of Canada

Fries, gravy and... dressing?
Newfoundland Poutine Is A Version That They've Been Hiding Hiding From The Rest Of Canada
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If you're a poutine purist, you might not like this. Newfoundland poutine is a unique version of the classic Canadian dish with an interesting ingredient.

Canada is home to many unique and tasty secrets, like a Nanaimo bar trail, a Nova Scotia ice cream flavour, a winter cocktail and more.

This one takes the poutine we all know and love and turns it on its head. It's pretty much like the regular dish you'd get at a chip truck when you have a late-night craving for it, but there's a slight twist to the recipe that you might not expect.

This poutine is made with crispy fries, dressing and gravy. Now, if you're not familiar with this East Coast take on poutine, you might be wondering what the dressing is.

The dressing is what most people would consider stuffing, like what you'd serve for Thanksgiving dinner.

Think of it as a Thanksgiving poutine that you can enjoy all year long. You can add in cheese curds too if you want to make it a little more classic, or keep them out of the dish to make it Newfoundland-authentic.

The Food Network has a recipe for this that you can make at home if you can't get out east for an authentic taste.

Usually, the dressing is made with breadcrumbs, but you can also use panko, which is dryer and flakier.

The dish should only take about an hour to make. After the fries and the dressing are crispy and the gravy is ready, you can sprinkle the dressing on the fries, cover it with gravy and then add more dressing on top.

Poutine is serious business in Canada. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh shared his Punjabi poutine recipe and it went viral. After he posted the recipe and a video of himself making it, Canadians took to their kitchens and tried it for themselves.

In Toronto, you can get a somewhat controversial unicorn poutine, which has rainbow cheese curds and multi-coloured gravy.

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Creator for Narcity Media focused on jobs and careers and is based in Ontario.