The Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Poutine Grilled Cheese SandwichA 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.

17 Comments on The Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. @blerms
    January 31, 2013 at 9:42 am (11 years ago)


  2. Christina
    January 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I love grilled cheese and that looks delish! Is it a sin that I’ve never had real poutine??

    • Nick
      January 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm (11 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.

      • Christina
        February 1, 2013 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)

        Red Dot? I’ve never been but now must go!

  3. Shane
    January 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm (11 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.

  4. @twoeightnine
    January 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm (11 years ago)

    This changes many things.

  5. @crushspread
    February 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Poutine grilled cheese. Want this.

  6. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    February 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm (11 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?

  7. @_jwong
    February 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm (11 years ago)

    I kinda wanna eat this

  8. @LittlestRobo
    February 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm (11 years ago)

    This looks like something I will soon eat.

  9. @TheRoadtripGirl
    February 5, 2013 at 1:10 am (11 years ago)

    How hungry does this make you right now??

  10. @JohnnyK
    February 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm (11 years ago)

    poutine grilled cheese sammich is the world’s greatest invention

  11. Michael Upperman
    February 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm (11 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.

  12. @microwave666
    February 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm (11 years ago)

    i have discovered,,,,,,, salvation ,,,,


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