Air Fryer Easy Poutine French Fries is amazing. In just a few minutes, you can have a real Canadian dish, complete with cheese curds.
If you have ever wanted to make a real dish of Poutine, this is a perfect way, the air fryer does an amazing job at crisping up the homemade French Fries, and today I added both homemade gravy and air-fried cheddar cheese curds for an amazing and easy snack for my family.
Since my son plays hockey, we have spent a lot of time in Canada, and we always order a plate. The dish is so popular in Canada that if you walk into any Canadian McDonald’s, you will find it on the menu!
If you are looking for some other easy air fryer side dish recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER GARLIC ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES; AIR FRYER SYRACUSE SALTED POTATOES, AIR FRYER OVEN GOLD RANCH POTATOES, and HOW TO MAKE EASY HASSELBACK POTATOES IN YOUR AIR FRYER.
What is Poutine?
If you head to any restaurant in Canada and order Poutine, you will soon find that you receive a dish of French Fries covered in brown gravy and cheese curds.
The term poutine comes from the English word Pudding. Since it resembles a pudding dish when added to a plate of French Fries.
You can order Poutine in several ways. Once you head north, some of the most popular variations are:
- Pulled Pork
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Mushroom Gravy
- Bacon Bits
- Sliced Avocados
Where Did Poutine Originate
The true Poutine dish can trace its roots back to Quebec. Where it first appeared on the menu around the 1950s.
It actually started in pubs, bars, and snack bars, then the popularity grew, so ever since the restaurant in Canada offers one or two variations on their menus.
Pouting was first served as a 50% ratio of cheese curds and brown gravy and was referred to as mixte.
Why is it Called Poutine
This is one of my favorite things I found out. While writing up this dish, it is Canadian for a mess.
How to Make Air Fryer Easy Poutine French Fries
- All-Purpose Flour
- Black Pepper
- Beef Broth
- White Cheese Curds
How to Cook Air Fryer Easy Poutine French Fries
Cut potatoes into fries and place in an air fryer basket. Spray with cooking oil and air fry at 370 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 15 minutes, shaking the basket several times during the cooking process. You may need to cook two batches, depending on which air fryer you own.
In a saucepan on medium-high, melt the butter and add the beef broth. Once the broth is at a low boil, add the pepper and stir it in. Add the cornstarch and flour one tablespoon at a time, whisking it until desired gravy thickness is achieved.
Remove fries from the air fryer and top with cheese curds and gravy
Some Common Questions Asked About Making This Recipe-
What Are Cheese Curd Substitutes?
Suppose you can not find Cheese Curds in your grocery store. this will be dependent on where you live, of course. You can use mozzarella cheese.
Just cup the block of mozzarella cheese into small cubes, resembling the cheese curd shape.
How To Store Air Fryer Easy Poutine French Fries
If you have any Puotine left over, you should store the French Fries and poutine separately. This way, the French Fries do not get soggy.
So, add your leftover brown gravy to a container, and then place your French Fries into another container.
When you want to reheat the French Fries with the Poutine, add the French Fries back to the air fryer basket, and heat the Poutine on the stove or in the microwave.
How to Make the Perfect and Crispy Air Fryer French Fries
If you have ever made homemade Air Fryer French Fries before, you know that there are some key things to do to get a batch of crispy French Fries.
- Use high starch potatoes, my favorites are Russet potatoes, but you can also use Idaho potatoes. They are dense and have less moisture than other potatoes.
- If you want them really crispy, slice the potatoes and then place them into a bowl of ice-cold water for about 20 to 40 minutes.
- Ensure that all French fries are coated with a small amount of olive oil or other cooking sprays.
- Do not crowd the basket. Otherwise, they will never fully crisp up; you may need to run several batches.
How to Make the BEST Poutine
There are so many ways that you can make poutine, including grabbing a mix off of Amazon, which is a great and easy alternative if you are in a rush or want a quick fix of Air Fryer French Fries Poutine.
To make the best poutine, I offer you these suggestions:
- Start with great butter, then use a whisk and whisk the cornstarch and flour so everything is dissolved.
- While I used all-purpose flour, you can easily substitute it out for gluten-free flour.
- Add the cheese curds when they are at room temperature, which will cause them to melt a bit when added to the hot gravy and French Fries.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Side Dishes
- AIR FRYER GARLIC PARMESAN FRIES
- AIR FRYER LOADED WAFFLE FRIES
- THE BEST AND EASIEST AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES RECIPE
- AIR FRYER FINGERLING POTATOES
- AIR FRYER LOADED BAKED POTATO FOIL PACKS
- 2 large potatoes
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (more to taste)
- 1 cup beef brown
- 1 1/2 cups white cheddar curds
- Cut potatoes into fries and place in an air fryer basket. Spray with cooking oil and air fry at 370 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 15 minutes, shaking the basket several times during the cooking process. You may need to cook two batches, depending on which air fryer you own.
- In a saucepan on medium-high, melt the butter and add the beef broth. Once the broth is at a low boil, add the pepper and stir it in. Add the cornstarch and flour one tablespoon at a time, whisking it until desired gravy thickness is achieved.
- Remove fries from the air fryer and top with cheese curds and gravy
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1277Total Fat: 78gSaturated Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 258mgSodium: 731mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 62g