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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Poutine is a Canadian favorite! Crispy French fried covered with a smooth brown gravy and cheese curds. The ultimate comfort food. Make this recipe in your air fryer and save some calories but not any flavor. From Air Fry Everything! by Meredith Laurence

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: classic recipes, Air Fryer, Great Snacks, Game Day Food, Air Fryer Snacks, Air Fried Potatoes
Servings: 2
Calories: 526 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 Idaho potatoes scrubbed and cut into ½-inch thick strips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ onion minced (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • cups strong beef stock
  • salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • cup chopped string cheese or cheese curds
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan while you peel and cut the potatoes. Blanch the potatoes in the boiling salted water for 4 minutes while you pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF. Strain the potatoes and rinse them with cold water. Dry them well with a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Toss the dried potato sticks gently with the oil and place them in the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 25 minutes, shaking the basket a few times while the fries cook to help them brown evenly.
  3. While the fries are cooking, make the gravy. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme and cook for five minutes, until soft and just starting to brown. Stir in the flour and cook for another two minutes, stirring regularly. Finally, add the tomato paste and continue to cook for another minute or two. Whisk in the beef stock and bring the mixture to a boil to thicken. Season to taste with salt, lots of freshly ground black pepper and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Keep the gravy warm.
  4. As soon as the fries are done, season them with salt and transfer to a plate or basket. Top the fries with the cheese curds or string cheese, and pour the warm gravy over the top. Grab a fork and get busy!
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 734mg31%
Potassium 1272mg36%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.