Definitions

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  • n. A dish consisting of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, eaten primarily in Canada
  • n. Any of a number of variations on the basic poutine dish.

Etymologies

From Quebec French, of unclear origins. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Log in to Reply zilch (UID#3420) on November 24th, 2009 at 12: 32 pm poutine is good. best served with beer and hockey.

    Poutine | My[confined]Space

  • I have it on good authority from a web whore that poutine is pronounced "disco fries" in the big apple.

    Boing Boing: February 2, 2003 - February 8, 2003 Archives

  • Avis -- Well, the curds that come from this aren't exactly large and chunky like they would be if you used rennet -- they're more cornmeal sized than what you'd have in poutine.

    queso blanco | Homesick Texan

  • Canadians love their Tim Horton ' s coffee, while the Nanaimo bar and Quebec ' s gooey combination of French fries, gravy and cheese curds, known as poutine , are probably the key Canadian contributions to global cuisine.

    Test Your Canada IQ

  • They serve french fries and a Canadian treat called poutine, which entails the dumping of gravy and cheese curds on top of your fries.

    Portland, Oregon - A Humble Point on the Culinary Map - PSU Farmers Market, Bunk Sandwiches, Pinestate Biscuits, Pok Pok, Tanuki & Ten 01

  • ROBERTS: And including poutine, as it's called here, poutine, which is the famous dish -- the French fries covered in gravy covered in cheese curds.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2008

  • I take those French fries, put certified organic gravy and 100% certified organic cheese on top, called poutine, is this poutine any good for you?

    WN.com - Articles related to Delhi still battling heat wave

  • But can the increasingly popular Quebecois dish known as poutine - that messy mix of french fries, sauce and cheese curds - now be considered a gooey source of Canada-wide pride?

    Ottawa Sun

  • To call poutine a heavy dish is putting it lightly.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Billing itself now as "the first mobile game for business travelers," Jetset (as it's now known) uses the iPhone's location-awareness to link fliers to whichever airport they're currently in to unlock special local souvenirs (your guess as to which have to be in to unlock the 'poutine' and 'Greek coffee-cup'), which can then be sent to friends via its interconnected Facebook app.

    Boing Boing

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  • French fries covered in cheese curds and gravy.

    July 20, 2009

  • strev, that's a great story. :)

    June 29, 2009

  • Also a not so tasty Russian strongman (in a traditional French spelling of the name).

    June 26, 2009

  • Porca puttana!

    June 26, 2009

  • be careful how you pronounce this tasty word. I uttered it incorrectly in Quebec causing the staff to buckle over laughing.
    They said, "Your beer is coming right up but the hooker will take half an hour to get here."

    June 26, 2009

  • French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Popular in Canada and among people who hate their arteries.

    June 10, 2009


  • Although poutine is a wonderful dish by itself, it can be used to augment the flaor and nutritional value of many other foods. For example, consider the following exchange:

    Waiter: What would you like for dinner?
    Hungry ninja: I'll start with the pork chops with applesauce and bannock.
    Waiter: Would you like to *poutine* that order? (Ed. note - emphasis added)
    Hungry ninja (reluctantly, inevitably): Yeah, sure.

    Note that the hungry ninja has just placed an order for chops, applesauce, hearty griddle-fried cakes of bread, all smothered in gravy and cheese curds.

    December 19, 2006

  • There's so much material here for me to make a snarky remark, yet I can't think of a single one.

    December 15, 2006

  • Fries with cheese curds and gravy. A delicious treat from our neighbors to the north. Unless you live at the north pole, in which case they're your neighbors to the south.

    December 15, 2006