Roasted potatoes topped with cheese curds and gravy, with optional turkey, turning Thanksgiving leftovers into a new meal.
Gravy seems to be an orphan leftover in my house. We always seem to eat up all the mashed potatoes but not all the gravy. Yes, I know I can make a Thanksgiving casserole with all the same stuff I just ate moistened with gravy, but I like to find different tastes for my leftovers. So what do I do with my leftover gravy?
Well, it's the season of
[Big Ol' Honkin Disclaimer: I have never eaten real poutine. I am not even Canadian--my Canadian mom chose to take a job in the US where she met my dad--though I've got relatives and friends Up in the Great White North. But it seems very wordy to say "potatoes topped with cheese curds and re-heated leftover gravy" when "poutine" conveys the same idea.]
It never occurred to me to make poutine at home. For this, I give credit to my son. He and I share a similar affinity for unagi and furikake, so if he wants to try something it's a good bet that I would also like it.
In my house, on your birthday, you get to choose what you want to eat for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dessert. My son wanted the appetizer for his birthday dinner to be poutine.
Poutine is no amuse bouche. I had no idea what I was in for! I'd heard of it, sure, but had no clue that we'd be too full from the appetizer to appreciate dinner! I decided to try it again, when I had leftover gravy, as a stand-alone snack/meal thing.
Try this if you have more gravy than mashed potatoes!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Remade into Poutine1 cup leftover gravy
3-4 cups leftover roasted potatoes (or use French fries, eh)
1 cup cheese curds (the squeakier the better)
1 to 2 cups leftover turkey (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small pan over medium low heat warm the gravy. Place potatoes in an oven safe pan with sides (I use my cast iron skillet or a shallow baking pan). Place potatoes in the oven for 10-15 minutes to take the chill off. Top with cheese curds and optional turkey, then pour warm gravy over the lot. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Dig in! Eh!
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