The best part about this classic poutine? The gravy is made using store-bought broth, so you don't have to make your own. With a few added aromatics, it has all the intense, meaty flavour of homemade. If you're really pressed for time, use frozen fries and be done in about 30 minutes.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: July 2014
(such as russet)
dried morel mushrooms
sodium-reduced beef broth
sodium-reduced chicken broth
per serving: about
Total fat39 g
Saturated fat14 g
Total carbohydrate51 g
Gravy: In small bowl, pour warm water over mushrooms; let stand until softened, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, shallots, garlic, tomato paste and thyme until onions and shallots are softened and golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in beef broth, chicken broth, peppercorns, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, sage, salt, mushrooms and mushroom soaking liquid; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into large glass measure. Discard onion mixture.
In same Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat; add flour, whisking constantly, until mixture forms smooth paste and is pale butterscotch colour, about 4 minutes. Whisk in reserved broth mixture; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
In deep fryer or deep pot, pour enough oil to come no more than halfway up side; heat until deep-fryer thermometer reads 375 F (190 C) or 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, scrub potatoes; cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Stacking 2 or 3 at a time, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) wide sticks. Pat dry.
Working in small batches, blanch potatoes in oil until barely golden, 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer to paper towel–lined baking sheet to drain.
Working in batches, return potatoes to oil and fry until tender and golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined baking sheet to drain.
Divide half of the cheese curds among 8 bowls; top each with some of the fries and the remaining cheese curds. Top with gravy.
This hearty French stew (named after the earthenware pot that it's traditionally cooked in) normally takes hours to prepare. Using canned beans and chicken thighs (instead of the usual duck confit) allows you to get it on the table in just minutes!
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015
trimmed, cored and coarsely chopped
boneless skinless chicken thighs
about 285 g total, cut in bite-size pieces
thinly sliced smoked farmer's
white kidney bean
drained and rinsed
fresh bread crumbs
per serving: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate28 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, fennel, carrots, garlic, thyme and rosemary, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to plate. Set aside.
Sprinkle chicken with salt. Add remaining oil to Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and sausage, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Stir in onion mixture, tomatoes, beans and 1 cup water, scraping up browned bits; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Discard thyme.
While stew is simmering, in skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook bread crumbs, stirring often, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp of the parsley.
Stir remaining parsley into stew. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To make fresh bread crumbs, pulse cubed day-old bread in a food processor until they're in fine crumbs. Place any leftovers in a resealable freezer bag, pressing out as much air as possible, and freeze for up to four weeks.
These citrus-packed chewy treats make the perfect holiday dessert. Use wet hands when shaping your macaroons to avoid a mess.
Prep time30 minutes
Total time1 hour & 30 minutes
unsweetened desiccated coconut
1 1/4 teaspoon
grated clementine zest
(about 2 oz), melted
Per cookie: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate9 g
In bowl, whisk coconut with 1 tsp of the clementine zest. Set aside.
In food processor, pulse clementines until finely chopped.
In small saucepan, bring clementines and 1/4 cup of the sugar to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches jam-like consistency and is reduced by half, about 7 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In large bowl, beat together egg whites, remaining sugar and cornstarch until foamy. Stir in coconut mixture and clementine mixture. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Roll by 1 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 1 inch apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 300°F oven until bottoms are light golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on pans.
Drizzle with white chocolate; sprinkle with remaining clementine zest. Refrigerate until white chocolate is set, about 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)