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.
@blermsJanuary 31, 2013 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)
ChristinaJanuary 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm (10 years ago)
I love grilled cheese and that looks delish! Is it a sin that I’ve never had real poutine??
NickJanuary 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm (10 years ago)
I actually never tried it until a couple years ago.
It’s still crazy to me that it isn’t more popular in Wisconsin, but there are a couple places in Milwaukee that have it on their menus. If you ever eat at Red Dot you should definitely order some. You can choose between fries or tater tots there too, which is awesome.
ChristinaFebruary 1, 2013 at 10:45 am (10 years ago)
Red Dot? I’ve never been but now must go!
ShaneJanuary 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm (10 years ago)
Can’t beat cheesey-chips smothered in gravy!
It’s a staple food of the post-pub drunk in Britain, also works if you have some baked beans on there as well, failing that – a little brown sauce.
@twoeightnineJanuary 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm (10 years ago)
This changes many things.
@melthousebistroJanuary 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm (10 years ago)
MalcolmFebruary 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm (10 years ago)
Aren’t these great? Viva poutine grilled cheese! http://www.fromaway.com/sandwiches/todays-sandwich-poutine-grilled-cheese-homemade
@crushspreadFebruary 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm (10 years ago)
Poutine grilled cheese. Want this.
[email protected]February 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm (10 years ago)
Oh that looks amazing. Excellent use of the gravy for dipping sauce–I bet that totally makes the dish. My favorite grilled cheese sandwich is a bit more colorful (what with all the veggies) but a pain to flip over, so I was watching the guys at Tom+Chee down in Newport, KY for grilled cheese sandwich tips. There, they grill their grilled cheese as open faced cheese-topped halves and have this massive turner that slides under both pieces of bread to move them to the counter where they flip one piece over and lid the other piece to make the sandwich. Make sense?
@_jwongFebruary 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm (10 years ago)
I kinda wanna eat this
@LittlestRoboFebruary 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm (10 years ago)
This looks like something I will soon eat.
@TheRoadtripGirlFebruary 5, 2013 at 1:10 am (10 years ago)
How hungry does this make you right now??
@JohnnyKFebruary 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm (10 years ago)
poutine grilled cheese sammich is the world’s greatest invention
Michael UppermanFebruary 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm (10 years ago)
There’s no need to flip this sandwich and lose all that yummy cheese. Just heat a second pan. Spray the bottom of the second pan with some nonstick cooking spray after it’s nice and hot and lay it on top of the sandwich while it’s cooking the first pan. You’ll cook up both sides without having to flip.
Mary AnnFebruary 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm (10 years ago)
Just found your blog and have now gone back and read as many poutine related posts as I could find! We have a really cool food cart here in Portland that does all kinds of crazy poutine, so yummy!
I totally want to order some bread cheese now.
@microwave666February 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm (10 years ago)
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