Sweet Potato Poutine with Vegetarian Gravy
Poutineeeeeee. A Canadian classic.?It's by far one of my favourite comfort foods, regardless of the time of year. Unfortunately for me, there are just way too many calories consumed with this dish so it's not something I indulge in very often. Well, I've got good news poutine lovers and calorie counters! This Sweet Potato Poutine with Vegetarian Gravy is a healthier, more wholesome alternative to traditional poutine.
With everything you see here made from scratch – with the exception of the cheese curds – this is the perfect Friday night meal to hide out from the cold with.?
Believe it or not, sweet potatoes are in season in January so now is the perfect time to pick some up and enjoy! As a general rule, I substitute regular potatoes, rice and other starches with sweet potatoes on a regular basis because they are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, dietary fibre and potassium. Don't get me wrong, regular potatoes are still great for you, but one serving of these bright orange-coloured potatoes can serve up to 90% of your daily vitamin A intake!
This vegetarian gravy is super quick to put together, and will remind you of a richer French onion soup. It definitely is different from the traditional beef gravy used on regular poutines, but I think it tastes different in a good way. I mean, I'm already shaking things up here with sweet potato fries! And the best part is, you most likely already have all the ingredients on hand: olive oil, onions, garlic, a vegetable bouillon cube, butter and flour. Boom.
I topped this Sweet Potato Poutine with green onions but you don't have to add any toppings. Classic Canadian poutine is just fries, gravy and delicious cheese curds – why mess with a classic, right??*drool*
Are you going to give this Sweet Potato Poutine a try? If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter – I’d love to see what kinds of toppings you use!?