The Unofficial Canadian National Dish, Poutine, is a fusion of FRENCH Fries, Beef Gravy and Cheese Curds, melted into a coagulated goop of gooey cholesterol raising goodness. I am addicted. Thankfully, I am also addicted to oatmeal. Talk about a balanced diet.
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- This is the fast food dish. For the completely different Acadian dish, see poutine râpée.
|"Original" flavour poutine from La Banquise with thin sauce and cheese curds.|
|Country of origin :||Canada|
|Region or state :||Quebec (late 1950s)|
|Creator(s) of the dish :||Multiple claims|
|Course served :||Snack or side dish|
|Serving temperature :||Hot|
|Main ingredient(s) :||French fries |
Poutine (Quebec French pronunciation ) is a dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds, covered with brown gravy and sometimes additional ingredients.  The freshness of the curds is important as it makes them soft in the warm fries, without completely melting. It is a quintessential Canadian comfort food, especially, yet not exclusively among Québécois and Maritime Acadian Canadians.
Poutine is a fast food staple in Canada; it is sold by many fast food chains (such as New York Fries, Harvey's, Ed's Subs, and Deluxe French Fries ) in most provinces, in small diners and pubs, as well as by roadside "poutine trucks" and "fries stands," commonly known as "cantines" or "casse-croûtes" in Quebec. International chains like McDonald's, A&W, KFC and Burger King also sell mass-produced poutine across Canada, especially in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Popular Quebec restaurants that serve poutine include Chez Ashton (Quebec City), La Banquise (Montreal), Lafleur Restaurants, Franx Supreme ,La Belle Province, Le Petit Québec and Dic Ann's Hamburgers. Along with fries and pizza, poutine is a very common dish sold and eaten in high school cafeterias in various parts of Canada. It is to be noted that many poutines can be very high in cholesterol and trans-fat, especially in restaurants that use frying oils over and over again.