Friday, June 30, 2017

Waffle Poutine

Poutine is amazing. If you disagree, you should probably stop reading now because there is going to be a lot of poutine praise going on in this post. Who knew taking 3 ingredients and throwing them together would create this Canadian masterpiece? Apparently the Quebecois did. Thank you Quebec. 
There's not too many ways to improve on poutine, I mean it's already pretty close to perfection.  (You can click HERE for our Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Poutine.) However, we did come up with a tasty solution for making poutine when all you have is day old fries in the fridge and you don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store. 
Day old fries + a waffle maker = crispy and delicious.

Waffle Poutine

2 cups of leftover fries
1/2 cup or more of brown gravy
1/2 cup or more of cheese curds

Heat up waffle maker and lightly spray with cooking spray. 
Place about 2 cups of fries on the hot waffle maker. Do your best to spread them out so there is no waffle maker showing through. NOTE - not too worry if there are spots with no fries, you can always add some a bit later to fill the gaps. 

Close the waffle maker and, using a towel so you don't burn yourself, gently but firmly press down on the top of the waffle maker to squish the fries. Cook in the waffle maker about 5 minutes. Carefully open the machine and check to see if you need to add a few more fries to fill any holes. 

Close lid again and cook about another 5 minutes, until fries are golden brown. Using a flipper, gently lift the fry-waffle onto a plate. 

Top with a few cheese curds then pour on as much gravy as you like!

Top with a few more cheese curds. 

Serve immediately.
If desired, sprinkle with a few chopped green onions - you know, to sophisticate things up a bit. 

You can eat with a fork or pull the waffle apart into quarters - just be careful - it's hot! 
How easy was that? Of course you can make more than 1 waffle if you have more fries to use up. You can also make this with frozen french fries - just be sure to thaw them first. Day old fast food fries also work very well. 


  1. Do you buy the cheese curds or make them? Love the waffle fries idea. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    1. We bought the cheese curds. :) Thanks Carole