A while back I made a grilled cheese curd sandwich where I combined some white Cheddar cheese curds with a couple slices of sharp Cheddar deli cheese. It was absolutely delicious and I’ve been making similar sandwiches ever since. Recently I decided to switch things up a bit, so I swapped out the sharp Cheddar for some French fries, kept the cheese curds and added a bowl of gravy for dipping purposes. This is how the poutine grilled cheese was born!
Poutine, for those of you who are unaware, is a Canadian dish consisting of French fries that are topped with cheese curds and gravy. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying it you’re missing out because it’s completely amazing. I’ve even experimented with it a couple times right here on DudeFoods by making a poutine burger and deep fried poutine.
With my sandwich I wanted to make sure that I’d get a little bit of everything in each bite so I made my grilled cheese with two layers of cheese curds and two layers of fries. This also allowed the melted cheese to fill in the gaps between the fries, which sort of held everything together. The only real issue I had was when I flipped my sandwich for the first time before the cheese was fully melted and a couple cheese curds and fries fell out. Aside from that though it was smooth sailing!
Out of all of the random poutine variations I’ve created so far this grilled cheese is by far my favorite. The melted cheese curds create a great consistency that regular cheese can’t even touch, and then when you add in the fries and gravy it just turns into an all around great sandwich.