Dairy Farmers of Canada

DIY Poutine Bar

This Poutine bar is easy to do, and people really get excited about making their own poutine. This recipe is a great idea for any party or a fun night in with family.

  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cooking: 30 minutes
Yields 4-6
DIY Poutine Bar


  • 8 cups (2 L) unpeeled yellow-fleshed potatoes cut into sticks or quarters
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted Canadian butter or frying oil
  • 1 lb (450 g) Canadian cheddar cheese curds
  • Possibility to customize according to taste: mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, yogurt, bacon, green onions, etc.
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Canadian butter
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cider vinegar
  • ¼–1/3 cup (60–80 ml) brown sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) beef broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) HP Sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C) OR heat oil in a fryer

Toss potatoes with melted butter and spread onto a baking sheet

Bake in oven for 25–30 minutes or until tender and golden, turning potatoes over a few times during baking; OR

Fry potatoes in oil until tender and golden. Drain on absorbent paper

Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter and brown onions on medium heat

Add vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil for 3–4 minutes

Pour beef broth into skillet and return to a boil

Mix remaining sauce ingredients and add to skillet, stirring with a whisk

Sift the flour to avoid lumps

Let simmer until thickened

Divide potatoes into 4 bowls, garnish with cheese and top with sauce

Sprinkle with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, onions, etc.and enjoy

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