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Poutine (pu-teen)--fries topped with gravy and cheese curds--is a French-Canadian fast-food classic. Our lighter version features crispy oven-fried potatoes topped with just enough sharp cheese and a grease-free gravy that's chock-full of fresh mushrooms.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011


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35 mins


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  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine potatoes, 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the potatoes are tender and browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Whisk 1/2 cup broth and flour in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 3 teaspoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the remaining 1 cup broth; bring to a simmer. Cook until reduced by about half, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Add the reserved flour and broth mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, 1 to 3 minutes. Stir in chives and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; keep warm on low heat.

  • When the potatoes are done, push them together in the center of the pan and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven; bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Serve the potatoes topped with the gravy.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

about 3/4 cup potatoes & 1/3 cup gravy
275 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 36.2g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 2.9g; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 3.6g; cholesterol 16.3mg; vitamin a iu 221.4IU; vitamin c 14.8mg; folate 68mcg; calcium 125.7mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 47.7mg; potassium 917.8mg; sodium 492.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 1/2 starch, 1/2 high fat meat, 1 fat