I made a discovery while surveying the leftovers-filled fridge yesterday:

This (leftover fries from Five Guys Burgers and Fries — who can eat a whole side of these?)

plus this (Trader Joe’s Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds)

and this (beef gravy from the Belm Research Kitchen Short-Term Cryostorage Unit)

equals poutine:

I threw this together in 15 minutes (simple math, but the order of operations — fries, then curds, then gravy — has to be observed), and it tasted better than my first exposure to the Quebecios national dish, but not as good as the platonic ideal served at Au Pied de Cochon. Still, after an hour of shoveling snow it really hit the spot.

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