This stand showed up last weekend at the farmers market, but I was hot and had my hands full, so I didn't stop. This week, with a cool breeze blowing and a limited shopping list, I was more inclined to give it a try. Especially when I saw the sign for poutine. I'd heard about this Canadian treat, but never had a chance to eat it before.
First you cook up some gravy with fresh cheese curds.
Then you serve up some fresh, well-salted twice-cooked fries.
Then pour the gooey cheesy gravy over. Heart attack on a plate!
Normally the fries (which are stellar on their own, too) are served in a paper cone, but that seemed like a recipe for disaster with Sophie in tow, so I opted for a dish instead.
These are so very very good, and probably very very bad for you.
I compensated a little with a stop at the Hmong farmers' booth. They always have some interesting greens to play with. I got some yu choy to serve sautéed with pasta. And some bread to go with my fennel soup for dinner tonight. I was kicking myself for not making no-knead bread this weekend, but I'll get a loaf in this week.
P.S. Turns out there's a website devoted entirely to Belgian fries, complete with recipes and shop locations. Love the Internet!