What’s more authentically Canadian than Justin Trudeau and Barenaked Ladies playing ice hockey against the original cast of Degrassi Junior High – all while enjoying free universal healthcare? This recipe for Authentic Canadian Poutine, that’s what.
Look, the weather is getting cold, and like the mighty Canadian grizzly, we demand a snack before hibernation. This one delivers on all fronts: the meat front, the gravy front, the carb front. Plus it calls for an unexpected amount of beer (2 of your “favourites”, plus another stout), which is OK by us.
A friend of ours who used to live in Toronto tells a story about cycling to work while wearing a balaclava. Between the sweat and the snow, by the time she got to the office, the balaclava had frozen to her face and she couldn’t take it off, so had to walk into the lobby with her hands up, reassuring people she wasn’t a terrorist.
Maybe this poutine would have helped. When the weather freezes knitwear to your face, it’s time to eat meaty, cheesy chips. This sounds like a solid rule to live by.