I’m going to tell you a little something that may not be much of a shock. I really like poutine. Scratch that, I really LOVE poutine. Poutine Hash, plain old poutine, and a loaded version, I will take it every which way. So with a kitchen full of homemade tater tots, it was only natural that I’d turn it into tater tot poutine.
This poutine recipe, also happens to coincide with a fun little club that Christine from Cook the Story started called Make it Mine. The premise of the club is that every few weeks a new topic is picked and we do a fun twist on it. Make it your own, make it healthier, make it according to your dietary guidelines, or make it bad for you. Have you figured out the topic yet? Yes, POUTINE!
As you can see from my photos, besides switching out the traditional french fries for tater tots, I topped mine with some crispy roasted duck. Go ahead and top yours with anything you’d like or just leave it as is. This dish is decadent enough. I made one small change to my regular gravy recipe this time, hoping for one that was a little bit thicker. I changed out the roux for a cornstarch slurry.
It’s a fun project to make your own tater tots and finish up with the poutine, but I won’t fault you if you cheat and buy the frozen ones. 🙂