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FamilyManBBQ 10-28-2013 01:45 AM

Hey, we want some...PouTine!!
Wanted to come up with something for the "For Love of the Gravy" throwdown.

Maybe it's because I spend a few days a week working in Bellingham, WA...just a stone's throw from the border with Canada. But, my thought was poutine...French fries, topped with GRAVY and cheese curds (don't ask...not really sure what this is. All I know is that it's little chunks o' cheese, and it tastes good).

Knew I was gonna need some beef broth for this cook. So I started by making my own. Hunks of beef from the butcher, onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic, peppercorns, and Stone Brewing Smoked Porter...

Into the DO in the mini over some hickory wood. Left it there while the kids had soccer practice, gymnastics and dress rehersal for a musical...not sure how long this was in real time, but seemed like an eternity in dad-time.

Strained the broth and set aside until it was needed (we put the veggies in a blender to make a kind of a paste that can be used to thicken gravies, flavor soups etc. Good stuff).

Needed some fries next. Broke out the potato cutter and some northwest-grown potatoes.

Soaked the cut potatoes/fries in water for a couple hours. Dried them, and (I must admit) fried them inside the house. :oops:

While they were cooking. Figured they needed something to go along side. Burgers!!

Gave the patties a short blast of smoke in the mini, maybe 15 minutes over some hickory smoke. Then switched to a cast iron pan on the grate, directly over the coals.

When burger was done, I added a couple tablespoons of butter and flour to skillet. Then added some of the beef stock. Brought it all to a quick boil and removed from the heat.

Decided to build the "poutine burger" by combining the fries and the burger...served with some more fries on the side, and some Firestone Walker Wookey Jack (one of my favorite brews)...

Was pretty tasty. Gravy was a little "dark" but tasted amazing!! Love making home made fries with the cutter. Burgers, fries and Wookey Jack...definitely had me some quality poutine!! :grin::grin:

westy 10-28-2013 01:56 AM

That looks freakin awesome! Not too dark at all. Some of the best gravies ive had were dark and rich just like that. Pan sauces rule.

mikeleonard81 10-28-2013 04:08 AM

Looks great! Never heard of poutine?? Not what I was expecting. I was thinking more alomg the lines of " wang dang sweet....." something or another. I forgot the rest of the song:tape:

sliding_billy 10-28-2013 04:12 AM

I just drooled down my chin.

Titch 10-28-2013 04:38 AM

I want that for breakfast, looks bloody beautiful

esselle 10-28-2013 04:54 AM

Wow! I love poutine.

frognot 10-28-2013 05:04 AM

Great lookin' burger & fries there!

Diesel Dave 10-28-2013 05:25 AM

Mighty fine looking burger there, and the gravy looks and sounds amazing!

Grabnabber 10-28-2013 05:58 AM

Top shelf/would hit! :thumb:

southpaw_1979 10-28-2013 06:40 AM

Mmmmm Poutine. It's gotta be cheese curds to make it real poutine.

bluetang 10-28-2013 07:13 AM

Dang fine!

Ron_L 10-28-2013 08:28 AM

Love poutine! I thought about making poutine for the gravy throwdown but not a poutine burger! Great idea!

Al Czervik 10-28-2013 08:36 AM

Great cook FMBBQ! :thumb:

Tonybel 10-28-2013 09:37 AM

Absolutely perfect!!!!

Thermal Mass 10-28-2013 09:50 AM

Very creative, Loooove fries on a burger with gravy!!
A contender for sure.:thumb:

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