Ever since trying poutine for the first time a couple years ago I’ve been hooked on it. It still amazes me that a dish consisting of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy isn’t more popular here in Wisconsin where you can find cheese curds pretty much anywhere, but at the very least I’m happy to have finally discovered it.
Previously here on DudeFoods I’ve made deep fried poutine, a poutine burger and most recently, a poutine grilled cheese sandwich. My newest foray into the world of this amazing Canadian dish is poutine pizza.
I started off with a pre-made pizza crust, spread brown gravy over it and topped it with white Cheddar cheese curds and French fries. After cooking the pizza in my over at 450° for ten minutes the cheese curds were melted and the French fries were nice and crispy. I finished it all off by drizzling a little more gravy on top of the pizza.
As I mentioned when I made my poutine grilled cheese, I love the consistency of melted cheese curds. The poutine pizza was delicious, but more importantly, after eating it I realized that I actually prefer melted cheese curds on my pizza crust to the normal melted mozzarella cheese that most pizza has. In fact, when it comes to homemade pizza I’m not sure if I can ever go back to regular melted cheese again!