Family-Style Holiday Poutine

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 70 min
  • serves 10 - 15

All of the best parts of a festive turkey dinner combine to make a Canadian classic, poutine. Instead of deep-frying, sweet potatoes are roasted in a hot oven, acting as a crispy, colourful bed for a quick homemade gravy and cranberry sauce, along with cooked turkey and the requisite cheese curds. Make this poutine the day after a holiday feast and employ your leftovers for a speedier version of this family-style appetizer.

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Directions for: Family-Style Holiday Poutine


Sweet Potato Fries

2 large sweet potatoes, skin intact, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips or wedges

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

½ tsp salt

Cranberry Sauce (or 1/2 cup prepared cranberry sauce)

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

¼ cup orange juice

2 Tbsp maple syrup

Toppings & Assembly

200 g cheese curds

8 oz cooked smoked or roasted turkey meat (not deli meat), shredded

1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary, plus whole fresh rosemary twigs to garnish

2 cups store-bought gravy, heated


Sweet Potato Fries

1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.

2. On a large baking sheet, toss all sweet potato ingredients until sweet potatoes are evenly coated.

3. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and beginning to brown on the bottom.

Cranberry Sauce (or 1/2 cup prepared cranberry sauce)

1. In a medium skillet or small saucepan, bring all cranberry sauce ingredients to a boil. Reduce to medium low. Cook, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes, until liquid has reduced and cranberries are burst. Remove from heat, mash cranberries with a fork until desired texture is reached. Set aside.

Toppings & Assembly

1. On a warm platter or in a warmed cast-iron skillet (for presentation only), add a bed of fries. Top with cheese curds and turkey. Ladle over gravy (use as much as you prefer; there may be extra), followed by cranberry sauce and chopped rosemary. Garnish with a rosemary twig and serve immediately.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Allison Day


See more: Berries, Cheese, Christmas, Comfort Food, Great Canadian Cookbook, Herbs, Main, Potatoes, Roast, Turkey

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