Poutine with Mushroom Gravy

Make sure to use a high quality stock/broth for the gravy- this will make or break it! I used Pacific mushroom stock and it was wonderful. Also, for vegans, this is delicious without cheese.

I also make my own (baked) fries, but any fries will do fine here.

This recipe is: vegetarian


For the fries:

  • 6 small-medium potatoes, cut into thick fries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the gravy:

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 oz baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups mushroom (or vegetable) stock
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp miso
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the poutine:

  • 6 oz cheddar cheese curds



  1. Place sliced potatoes in a colander and sprinkle sugar over potatoes. Set aside for 20-30 minutes, until liquid is released from potatoes. Dry potatoes thoroughly.
  2. While the potatoes are releasing liquid, preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Mix potato slices, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a resealable bag until evenly coated. Spread onto lined baking sheet, leaving space around each fry.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes, turning halfway through, until fries are browned and crispy.

Mushroom Gravy

  1. While the fries are baking, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add onion and mushrooms, and cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes, until well browned.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the stock 1/2 cup at a time, until a smooth sauce forms. Simmer 2-3 minutes, until thickened. Season with soy sauce, miso, salt, and pepper. Use an immersion blender to smooth it out, if desired.
  3. The gravy can be stored in the fridge for 5 days and reheated for serving.


  1. Spread hot fries as desired (into separate bowls, a large platter, whatever). Spread the cheese curds over the top, top with as much hot gravy as desired, and serve!

One Comment Add yours

  1. vegebrarian says:

    FINALLY, bless you

    Liked by 1 person

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