poutine playbook

Welcome to your holiday inspiration! We’ve got you covered with these delicious, seasonal dishes.

Lobster Festivals - May - June, 2024 
Bring a luxurious seafood twist to your menu with our poutine lobster roll. Old Bay fries topped with cheese curds, gravy, fresh East Coast Lobster Chunks, scallions and buttery hollandaise. 

Canadian Summer Poutine - July 1, 2024
Celebrate THE national holiday with this classic poutine, topped with peameal bacon, maple baked beans, cheese curds, Knorr Professional Poutine Gravy and a fried egg. 

Thanksgiving -October 14, 2024 | Winter Holidays
Not sure what to do with your leftovers? Load them up! Top sweet potato fries with chopped turkey, crispy green beans, stuffing, cheese curds, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.

Mother’s Day - May 11, 2025 
A classic poutine served ‘eggs benedict style’ with poached eggs, smoked ham and a rich hollandaise sauce bringing it all together. 

Game Day Poutine - February 9, 2025 
Serve up a real winner. Fries topped with boneless Buffalo wings, blue cheese crumbles, chopped bacon, cheese curds, gravy and drizzled with Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing. All served with celery sticks. 

St Patrick’s Day - March 17, 2025
Top your poutine with chopped corned beef, pickled shredded cabbage, cheese curds and Dijon gravy. Best served with an iconic Irish stout. 

Cinco De Mayo - May 5, 2025 
This Mexican twist on the classic is nacho average poutine. 

Poutine mashup

Poutine Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo 
Help your guests start the day off right with this early morning special. Crispy hash browns, scrambled eggs, crumbled chorizo, cheese curds with chipotle maple gravy and pico de gallo; All wrapped in a griddled flour tortilla.

French Onion Poutine Burger
A French classic meets a Canadian staple. Short rib blend burger, melted gruyere, caramelized onion gravy and seasoned waffle fries all stacked on a potato bun.

Falafel Poutine Pita 
Middle Eastern spices combine with Western cuisine. An overstuffed pita filled with crispy lemon potatoes, falafel, griddled halloumi, pickled turnips, banana peppers, Za’tar gravy and a drizzle of garlic aioli.

Better the Basics


1. Double frying fresh cut potatoes keeps them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

2. Choose the right potatoes for the right dish- for example, consider tater tots for breakfast poutine, sweet potato fries for a sweet twist, or wedges for a hearty option.

3. While it's important to make sure your fries are always seasoned, keep in mind the other ingredients that will be added to the dish and how much salt they might add. For example, consider seasoning with Tajin for a Mexican flavour profile.

4. Filter your frying oil daily for the freshest tasting fries.

5. Consider frying potatoes in beef tallow or duck fat for a more premium, unique tasting option.iddle Eastern spices combine with Western cuisine. An overstuffed pita filled with crispy lemon potatoes, falafel, griddled halloumi, pickled turnips, banana peppers, Za’tar gravy and a drizzle of garlic aioli.

Cheese Curds

1. Fresh cheese curds should arrive daily and be held at room temperature to achieve the perfect "squeak".

2. A hot gravy ensures that your curds get soft and begin to melt with the right amount of "pull".

3. While cheese curds are the classic staple, consider other cheeses that fit the dish, like halloumi for a shawarma poutine, cotija for a Mexican poutine, or sharp cheddar for a breakfast poutine.


1. If you start with one base gravy, it's easy to create batches of other seasoned and flavoured varieties, such as Za'atar gravy, chipotle maple gravy, or red wine gravy.

2. Consider using alternative sauces in place of classic poutine gravy, like demi-glace, hollandaise, peppercorn sauce, or beef gravy

3. As guests are looking for more vegetarian options, consider starting with a plant-based gravy, like Knorr Professional Brown Gravy, which is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

4. In addition to poutine gravy, consider a creamy drizzle sauce atop your poutine, like Ranch dressing, Hellmann's Ancho Chipotle Sauce, Hellmann's Spicy Mayo, or any flavoured aioli for added appeal and decadence.

5. When working with quality ingredients, it's important to top your poutine with a great tasting gravy that brings the whole dish together. Good ingredients make good food, but great ingredients make great food!

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