Poutine from Canada

by Mimi & Vera LevinTastemakers in Residence

The summer Olympics are in full swing and many of us are gearing up for the games. My favorite part of watching the Olympics is coming together with family and friends for a little competition of my own - the great Olympics cook off. Grab your neighbors, your parents, your sisters and brothers, your college buddies, or your coworkers and put their skills to the test in a fun, culinary battle. Choose a country, get in your kitchen, and start cooking!

For more of Mimi's recipes for Olympic Cook-Off success see: Moqueca from Brazil & Crepes from France. If you'd like the perfect cocktail pairing for Poutine from Canada, check out Vicki Brunsvold's Blackberry Bliss!

4 large potatoes
1 can beef gravy (you can make this from scratch if you want) 
Oil for frying
Cheese curds
1 can beer 


  1. Cut potatoes into fries, and fry in oil for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mix beef gravy with beer (for extra flavor!)
  3. Put fries on a platter, cover with cheese curds and gravy.