Mini Poutine Gratins

by Admin

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This one’s an original! Every good Canadian loves poutine, and this is a great way to incorporate it into a fancy meal! Real poutine is made with white cheese curds, which can be hard to find if you don’t live in Quebec. However, both Whole Foods and Choices Markets sell pre-packaged “squeaky cheese curds” which are essentially the same thing. Escaping from the traditional potato fries version, these mini gratins consist of thin sliced potatoes, authentic cheese curds (a must!), and gravy flavoured butter. Not only do they taste good, but they’re so damn cute! Besides, who can resist anything with this much cheese and butter.

Mini Poutine Gratins

Ingredients:

2 medium russet potato, sliced thin

½ cup cheese curds

1 beef bouillon cube

¼ cup whipped cream

3 tbsp. butter

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Grease 6 places in a muffin tin with butter. Layer slices potatoes and cheese curds in multiple layers, until muffin tins are full. Mix whipped cream, butter, and bouillon until a light paste forms. Spoon a teaspoon sized amount of butter mixture on top of each potato and cheese cup. Cover loosely with tin foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove tin foil, and bake another 10 minutes, or until tops of potatoes turn golden brown. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

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