This Canada Day Lobster Poutine is an east coast twist on a Quebecois classic – this poutine is sure to be a memorable indulgence!
How to make this recipe
Bake fries for 10 min and 425 F. Flip all the fries, then bake another 7-10 min.
Make the poutine gravy on the stovetop.
Remove fries from oven and switch oven settings to broil.
Place a piece of parchment over a cast iron pan or oven-safe dish, then fill with fries.
Sprinkle fries with cheese curds then top with gravy and lobster.
Broil fries in the oven for 3-5 min until cheese is fully melted.
Sprinkle with chives and serve!
Ingredients and substitutions
- Fries – use frozen fries for quick prep or make your own for a more rustic poutine experience.
- Poutine gravy – use a store-bought gravy packet or can. Chicken or beef gravy will work.
- Cheese curds – I recommend white cheddar cheese curds but in a pinch feel free to use another type.
- Cooked lobster
- Chives (optional)
What is poutine?
Poutine is a Canadian staple! If you are visiting Canada, odds are you're hitting up a poutine joint to say that you've tried it. Poutine is a french fry dish native to Quebec. The fries are topped with a delicious gravy and tons of cheese curds – the ultimate comfort food!
While poutine has gotten more popular over the years, restaurants have experimented with this classic by putting in new additions like popcorn chicken, pulled pork and even butter chicken. Let's just say people have gotten really creative and it always seems to taste amazing!
Storing and reheating
I highly recommend trying to make this dish fresh because reheating fries can be a total mission – especially if they're covered in gravy! Assemble your poutine as you are eating it to make sure that storing leftovers can be done as seamlessly as possible.
To store leftovers, keep your fries, gravy, cheese curds and lobster in separate containers. These ingredients will last in the fridge for up to four days. When you're ready to enjoy your lobster poutine, heat the fries in the oven for a few minutes then add your ingredients on top half way through cook time. To ensure a crispy texture for your fries and melted cheese curds, broil your skillet as instructed in the original recipe.
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Canada Day Lobster Poutine
- 1 bag frozen fries I used Cavendish's Restaurant Style
- 1 package store-bought gravy I used the Swiss Chalet chicken kind
- 1 package white cheddar cheese curds
- 1 lb Cooked lobster
- 1 bunch fresh chives chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake fries for 10 min. Flip fries, then bake another 7-10 min.
- Meanwhile, make gravy according to package directions on the stovetop.
- Remove fries from oven, then switch setting to broil on high heat. Place a piece of parchment over a cast iron pan or oven-safe dish, then fill with fries. Sprinkle fries with cheese curds then top with gravy and lobster.
- Broil fries in the oven for 3-5 min until cheese is fully melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve!