Last updated on September 16th, 2019 at 10:35 pm
My sweet potato poutine is just as comforting as the original version but involves sweet potato fries, marshmallow, apples, pecans, and caramel corn!
Have you ever had poutine? Who can resist fries with gravy and cheese curds, am I right? But have you had a sweet version?
How to make Poutine
Poutine is a Canadian dish made of french fries, topped with cheese curds, and covered with brown gravy. A delicious, decadent, salty, comfort food that will fill up your heart AND your soul. I mean, who can resist crispy golden french fries? Much less gooey cheese curds? Topping it with gravy is really the proverbial cherry on the sundae.
I love the concept of comfort food, topped with more comfort food, and covered in comfort food!
If these sounds addicting to you, have you ever had a sweet version? A dessert poutine if you will? When I started to think up a sweet version I tried to match up a sweet food with its savory counterpart.
Just take me to the Sweet Potato Poutine Recipe Already!
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Start with Poutine Fries
Normally we would start with straight-cut, french fries, lightly salted. I start this sweet potato poutine with sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, Lighted salted with sea salt. Don’t underestimate the power of a little salt, even in a dessert recipe. You can also make the Sweet Potato Poutine with the waffle version of sweet potato fries too. More surface to hold the toppings.
Bake them in the oven until golden and crispy. You need them to be crispy and hot to receive the rest of the poutine ingredients!
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Once you have the base set you can start building the Sweet Potato Poutine!
Poutine Cheese Curds
To replace the poutine cheese curds in the original recipe, I wanted something sweet but had a similar texture. Baked apples come to mind. But not just baked apples, but the soft and juicy apple chunks found in apple pie filling! you can make your own, or just buy the canned version. Nothing wrong with taking a shortcut in the kitchen.
Once you have the fries and the cheese curds switched over to the sweet side its time to talk about the gravy.
Traditionally a savory brown gravy, I decided to go with marshmallow fluff. I did the same thing with my pretzel dessert nachos and it works like a charm! Warm and melty marshmallow fluff drizzled over the hot and crispy sweet potato fries and cinnamon baked apples.
Sweet Potato Fries – French Fries
Baked Apples – Cheese Curds
Marshmallow Fluff – Poutine Gravy
FAQ about POUTINE:
- Q: How do you pronounce Poutine?
A: Poo – Teen is the way to say it!
- Q: What’s the difference between Poutine and Disco Fries?
A: Poutine is from Canada and Disco fries are from New Jersey and they usually have melted cheese sauce or mozzarella cheese and covered in chicken gravy.
- Q: Can these be made ahead of time?
A: I wouldn’t recommend it as the fries will be cold and everything will get soggy. It also doesn’t store or reheat well. You should eat them all when you make them.
- Q: Can you use regular marshmallows if you don’t’ have fluff?
A: You can but I would use the mini marshmallows. To look like “gravy” you want it too seem to spread on the fries.
Technically the sweet potato poutine is complete but I really have a hard time stopping myself when it comes to piling on extras. Like crispy and crunchy texture add-ons. Top the Sweet Potato Poutine with buttery toasted pecans and/or caramel popcorn.
I couldn’t help myself and I used both. A sprinkle of cayenne pepper also added a little spice to all this amazing sweetness!
Other great POUTINE recipes to try!
- Dessert Poutine
- Sweet Potato Poutine
- Sausage Gravy Breakfast Poutine
- Authentic Canadian Poutine
- BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Poutine
- Sweet Potato Poutine
- Fried Chicken and Gravy Poutine
- Montreal Poutine
- Beer BBQ Pork Poutine
- Shrimp Poutine
- Mushroom Bacon Alfredo Poutine
- Irish Cheddar Poutine
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