Turkey Poutine. This is a different take on the classic French Canadian dish of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. This one has the addition of leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce! It will have you eagerly anticipating the day after the big turkey dinner.
Originally published nov 2016.
Isn’t this photo of turkey poutine absolutely drool-worthy? Maybe it’s because I am such a huge fan of roast turkey that I find this one of the most appealing food photos I’ve ever taken…and I’ve taken thousands.
Turkey is not only for Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house. If turkey is on sale on any given week, it is coming home with me from the market.
Spouse loves her leftover Turkey soups too, so we have it about once a month.
If you’ve never heard of poutine before, then you’ve likely not visited Canada. The French Canadian comfort food of French fries, cheese curds and gravy has been adopted as a favourite fast food indulgence across the country.
There are even chains of poutine franchise restaurants that offer up variations such as pulled pork poutine and cheeseburger poutine.
Poutine is comfort food heaven for a lot of people and this turkey poutine version pays homage to that fact. A roast turkey dinner is my ultimate feel good food feast, so the comfort food factor is definitely multiplied here.
As far as turkey leftover ideas go, this one is at the very top of the heap.
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Turkey Poutine - ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers!
Turkey Poutine. This take on the classic French Canadian dish of french fries, cheese curds and gravy with the addition of leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce will have you eagerly anticipating the day after the big turkey dinner.
- 2-3 cups shredded leftover turkey
- 1 1/2 cups leftover dressing or stuffing
- 1 1/2 cups cheese curds, see notes for substitutions
- 3/4 cup cranberry sauce, room temperature
- French fries
For the French fries
- 6 large russet potatoes
- kosher salt for seasoning
You will also need
- 1 liter canola oil, or more depending on the size of your fryer
- 2 cups leftover turkey gravy
For the french Fries
- The best, most crispy fries are always cooked in two stages at 2 different temperatures.
- Wash or peel your potatoes and cut them into fries. I like to keep the skins on. The size of the fries is up to you but shoestring size, about ¼ inch square (6-7 mm) always maximizes the crispy flavour.
- Hold the fries at room temperature in lukewarm water until ready to fry. Lay them out on layers of paper towels and pat dry with additional paper towels immediately before frying.
- Add the canola oil to the deep fryer and bring it to 350 degrees F. Fry the potato sticks until just beginning to crisp but not brown; about 6-8 minutes for shoestring fries.
- Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. These fries will likely go limp as they cool. This is perfectly normal. They will re-crisp in the second fry.
- Turn off the deep fryer until ready to fry again.
- When you are ready to serve the fries, bring the oil up to 375 degrees F in the deep fryer.
- Fry for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the fries begin to turn a light golden brown and become quite crispy.
- Remove from oil and toss with a pinch of kosher salt to season.
To put together the poutine
- First of all, use real cheese curds if you can find them. They should also be at room temperature for best results.
- The turkey and stuffing should be heated in the microwave. I find wrapping them in plastic keeps moisture in while reheating.
- It is essential to have boiling hot gravy for this dish, so be sure to have that simmering on the stove and at the ready.
- Hot French fries are also essential so that the combined heat of all of the ingredients will help the cheese crds to melt.
- Start by placing the french fries in the bottom of 4 serving bowls, followed by a layer of stuffing and shredded turkey.
- Add the cheese curds on top and pour the gravy slowly over the cheese curds to get them starting to melt.
- Serve with a dollop of the cranberry sauce on the side.
Fresh cheese curds are best for this recipe but are not always easy to find. Fresh mozzarella cubes make an acceptable substitution in a pinch. Many fast food restaurants in Canada will substitute grated mozzarella for cheese curds but if you choose to do that I think small diced cubes are better but be sure that they are at room temperature before the gravy is poured on.
Serving Size1 g
Amount Per Serving Calories 1034Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 207mgSodium 1385mgCarbohydrates 110gFiber 8gSugar 22gProtein 75g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Tuesday 12th of October 2021
My grandson's favourite food is Poutine. I will definitely be making this one for him. I am sure it will be a big hit. My family and I have enjoyed all of your recipes that I have cooked. Thanks Barry.
Tuesday 29th of December 2020
Poutine? With Newfoundland dressing... Barry, you are speaking my language !! 😊
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Wednesday 14th of October 2020
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Friday 29th of November 2019
What recipe do you use for your gravy? It looks so delicious!
Wednesday 16th of October 2019
I made this according to the recipe , it was absolutely the best poutine I have ever experienced, because I make pork sausage stuffing with paxo it made this even more amazing , what a great comfort food , thank you for sharing this recipe