Poutine, a French-Canadian dish traditionally composed of french fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy, is one of Canada's most beloved contributions to the wide world of food. With Canada's 150th anniversary fast approaching, 10Best is taking a look at 10 mouth-watering ways Canadian restaurants are cooking up this national dish.
General Tso Poutine from La Banquise in Montreal
From La Banquise in Montreal, this Asian-inspired take on poutine comes topped with the usual cheese curds and gravy, as well as popcorn chicken, pineapple, green onions, sesame seeds and a sweet and spicy sauce.
Poutine Miyagi from Le Rideau Rouge in Quebec
This creative spin on the comfort food favorite starts traditionally with homemade fries, cheese and gravy, all wrapped in dough and deep-fried, spring roll-style.
La Poutizza from George Le Roi in Vaudreuil
In addition to serving a full menu of poutines, this pizza joint bakes up five varieties of poutine pizza as well, with topping options like mushrooms, bacon or BBQ sauce.
15-Pound Heart Attack Poutine from Poutineville in Montreal
Hefty appetites will drool over this 15-pound behemoth poutine, topped with chicken, hot dogs, bacon, ham, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, cheese curds, mozzarella and house-made gravy.
Poutine Flambé from La Poutine in Thunder Bay
This decadent dessert poutine starts with sweet potato fries tossed in cinnamon and brown sugar, then topped with grilled rum-glazed bananas, cheese curds, chocolate chips and drizzles of chocolate, caramel and cream cheese sauces. The whole thing is flambéed right at the table.
Poutine Maki from Sushi à la Maison
Sushi à la Maison brings the sushi experience into private homes for parties and special events, and of course they have a Canadian take on sushi. The Poutine Maki is made with sweet potato tempura, duck confit, melted cheese and gravy.
The Hangover from Burger Bar in Montreal
Instead of having poutine with your burger, why not have poutine in your burger? This monster burger also comes with American cheese, smoked bacon, a fried egg, caramelized onions and truffle oil.
Great Canadian Pizza from Joe Beeverz in Yorkton
This Canadian restaurant is famous for its weird and wacky poutine creations, including this one topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and bacon. You can even get it with a drizzle of ranch.
Poutine Dog from Jukebox Burgers in Montreal
Take classic poutine, pile it on a hot dog and you've got the Poutine Dog from Jukebox Burgers. This handheld poutine comes with a side of fries or mashed potatoes.
Build-Your-Own Poutine at Le Gourmet Burger in Montreal
The sky's the limit with this customizable poutine, with topping choices ranging from traditional (bacon, BBQ sauce, sauteed mushrooms) to the out there (pickled beets, bulgogi glaze, caramelized fig walnuts, foie gras).