We’re a few days past St. Patrick’s Day, and some of you may have some extra Guiness on hand. (If not, this is a perfect excuse to grab some!) What does Guiness have to do with Stoltzfus Dairy? How does some delicious poutine with guiness gravy sound?! If you’re not sure what poutine is – let us paint you a picture. Warm, crisp french fries, smothered in cheese curds and drizzled with guiness infused gravy. It’s quite a pretty picture, wouldn’t you agree? We adapted the recipe from one that we found Here!
Poutine with Guiness Gravy
1/4 cup finely minced onion
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup Guinness Draught
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 cups french fries
1/2 cup cheese curds (and maybe a few more for snacking)
Make the gravy. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent. Stir in the mustard.
Mix 1/4 cup of the stock with the cornstarch. Set aside. Slowly stir in the remaining stock and the Guinness into the onions. Stir in the cornstarch mix and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy comes to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer until it just starts to thicken (poutine gravy should be on the thinner side, but you can always make a thicker gravy with a bit more cornstarch or cooking longer). Season to taste.
Plate hot fries and top with cheese curds. Pour the gravy over the top. Serve immediately.
Makes 3-4 servings of poutine.