questionswhat is better than poutine?

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Two servings of poutine.

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Canada's two best exports - oil and poutine!!

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@first2summit: Their whisky and beer aren't bad either!

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I am Canadian my wife is American we live in the US, when I introduced her to poutine she was skeptical but now its the 1st thing she asks for when we visit my family in Canada and we have to go 2-3 times while there.

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Um, almost anything? I can handle the fries, and I love gravy, but [stifling a small gag] not cheese curd. Not cheese. Not anything resembling chees.

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I'd skip the cheese curd. I've had something very similar with bleu cheese crumbles and bacon and it was delicious.

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Chili cheese fries > poutine

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I like garbage fries. Chili, cheese, onions, hot peppers, sour cream all on good fries. Messy but worth it.

I have not had poutine but will if I get a chance.

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Carne Asada fries, there is guac on it, but you know.

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I tip my hat to Canada for this one. Poutine is incredible. Cheese curds absolutely beat the crap out of shredded or crumbled cheese. You just have to trust me on this. They even come with their own sound effect.

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Disco Fries. Fries, gravy, cheddar/American cheese. Best devoured in the wee hours of morning at a diner in New Jersey.

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In no particular order:
Cheesecake, pecan pie, fajitas, fajita nachos, the buffalo tenders and waffle fries with an addictive blue cheese dipping sauce at Melton's App and Tap in Decatur, GA, et cetera, et cetera ad nauseum.

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I assume you have never heard of the best condiment ever ketchup. I swear fries are just a delivery method for the stuff.

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@zuiquan: Of course I eat pizza. And grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese in my chili. But NO CHEESE on french fries or with gravy. Wassa matta wit you folks?

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@magic cave: I'm going to ask you like I ask my kid. Have you ever tried it? You can't say you don't like something if you've never tried it. Because it makes fries better just like cheese on flatbread with tomato sauce makes a pizza a pizza.

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@zuiquan: That question may work with your children, but I'm old enough to have formed my own tastes and preferences. Cheese in any shape or format simply doesn't appeal to me as a topping for french fries. Nor does gravy.

Now, A-1 sauce? Totally okay on fries.

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@magic cave: I had a chance to sample this on a trip to Niagara Falls a few years ago. I am pretty certain it was one of the most surprisingly good things I've ever tried. Crispy fries, with good slightly salty cheese and a wonderful warm gravy. None of my family and I thought we would like it but were willing to try it anyway. Everyone, save my mother, absolutely loved it.

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This entire thread is delicious reading, which would be better than poutine due to lack of calories consumed but no, I'd rather have some poutine. :)

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So it is like mashed potatoes and gravy with cheese, only less healthy beacuse you fry them?

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@magic cave: I don't know if we had "real" Poutine or not, but when I lived in upstate VT, 10 minutes from upstate NY, the Poutine we were served was French fries topped with gravy, topped with cheese sauce (I might have the order of the cheese and gravy reversed - idk).

When I first saw Poutine, I said "Eewww! Gross!" NO WAY was anyone going to get me to take a bite of that crap! You would be hard-pressed to find a person that is pickier eater than I am. I HATE gravy. I HATE fake cheese sauce. (Okay, "hate" is a little strong, but saying "DON'T LIKE" wouldn't have the same effect). Fries are okay - but I can take them or leave them. But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Poutine (yes - it deserves to be capitalized). OMG - It is SOOOOO GOOD! You absolutely cannot say you don't like Poutine if you've never tried it, Sam I Am. :D

Down here in PA, I've yet to find someone who's ever heard of "Poutine", let alone tasted it. Anyway, OP, thanks for bringing back some good memories for me :)

:) ~Sharon

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Poor substitute but of your in the southwest Jack in the Box brought back the Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges. I wonder if Culver's would consider adding it to the menu. Or you could make three stops: KFC for gravy, Culver's for cheese curds and Jack in the Box for the wedges.