Looking for a tasty, comfort food style snack? Put our cheese curds to use in this tasty poutine recipe. Be careful not to get burned by the oil! The spatter can be pretty rough.
4 large potatoes, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
Oil for frying
1 cup Stoltzfus cheese curds (choose your favorite flavor!)
1 1/3 cups of heated beef gravy
Cut the potatoes lengthwise into thin strips, about 1/3-inch in width. Soak the potatoes in ice-cold water for 1 hour, drain, and pat completely dry. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet to 325F and fry the potatoes, in batches, for 3 minutes, until they turn dark white-yellow, but not brown. Drain the fries on fresh paper towels and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
Bring the oil back to 325F and fry the potatoes again, in batches, for 4 to 5 minutes, until they turn crisp and medium golden brown. Drain the fries on fresh paper towels, salt them, and divide them onto 4 serving plates or bowls.
Add 1/4 cup of our delicious cheese curds and 1/3 cup of the hot beef gravy on each serving of fries. Serve hot.
You should get about 4 poutine servings out of this!