Buffalo chicken poutine is a perfect way to trash up your smothered french fries. Spicy, cheesy and crisp!
If there’s one thing us Americans are really particular about, it’s our french fries. Some like them curly, others steak. I’m a fan of crinkle cut but only if they are extra crisp. And even in fast food terms, people break it down further by choosing to side with McDonald’s over Burger King or Wendy’s over Arby’s. Then there is the topic of loaded fries: chili, bacon, cheese, gravy, mayo, ketchup. Toss any number of ingredients onto a fry and you have something entirely different going on.
In Canada, there’s a popular dish known as poutine which I equate to a really done up version of loaded fries. Gravy and cheese curds are poured over top of french fries leading to what I think is probably the most epic French fries ever. It’s my goal to try an authentic, straight-from-Canada version one day. Until then, here’s my take on it!
Buffalo chicken poutine seemed almost like a natural progression because you have all the good things in there. A little bit of rotisserie chicken, a gravy made with spicy hot buffalo sauce, some cheese – of course – all thrown over some crispy crinkle fries. You can call this the trashy meal of champions, if you want. I’d be ok with it. I made it for lunch over the weekend and the plates were licked clean – a true testament to its deliciousness!
- 1 large bag frozen french fries
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 4 Tbsp. flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese
- 1/4 cup blue cheese
- Cook the french fries according to package instructions.
- While they cook, make the buffalo gravy. Head the butter in a skillet. Once melted, add in the flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly add in the broth, whisking to avoid lumps.
- Add in the buffalo sauce and stir until fully combined.
- Once the fries are finished, divide them between two plates and top with monterey jack cheese. Drizzle buffalo sauce over top.
- Crumble blue cheese on top of the fries.