Poutine is a favorite Canadian dish that originated in Quebec, a province in Canada. It’s made with French fries, smothered in gravy and topped with large chunks of cheese curds. Being that Canada is upon us tomorrow, I thought I would make the cupcake version of it to share with all of our viewers!
The cupcake version consists of vanilla cake, and vanilla buttercream but you can choose any flavour of either for you version. In Canada we also have something called Hickory Sticks- basically they are thin slices of potato chip that look like mini fries- you can make do with slicing your own potato chips.
For the gravy that covers the fries, you can use butterscotch, or caramel, depending on what colour you want your gravy to be. As the cheese curds are usually large chunks of white cheese, I chose to use white chocolate chips, but you can use anything that is similar in colour, or shape to cheese curds.
For the video, we wanted to make sure that our viewers would be able to truly appreciate the look of poutine, so we “had” to go and get the best poutine there is in our town. We have one food truck in Cranbrook. One. It happens to be the best thing on the earth, thank goodness, and in addition to poutine, it also has fabulous burgers, and smokies. We headed down to Smokey Bro’s BBQ & Grill prior to filming, and “had” to grab two poutines!! Life is tough.
Poutine Cupcakes (French Fries in Gravy)
- Prepared cupcakes
- Prepared buttercream
- Butterscotch sauce
- White chocolate chips
- Hickory Sticks (sliced potato chips will work as well)
- jumbo cupcake wrappers
- Place prepared cupcakes into jumbo cupcake wrappers. This is done to provide additional space for the toppings.
- Cover the top of the cupcake with buttercream.
- Place the hickory sticks on top of the buttercream.
- Douse the hickory sticks in butterscotch sauce.
- Place the chocolate chips upside down throughout the hickory sticks and butterscotch.
Happy Canada Day to our fellow Canadians!