Everyone knows that poutine is Canada’s food, so what if you piled delicious Canadian apples along with pulled pork and coleslaw on top, and then paired it with Molson Canadian Cider? The result is so Canadian it’s practically bleeding maple syrup. (But don’t worry, there’s no maple syrup on this masterpiece. Don’t wanna go too nuts.)
It’s apple season out there, and the folks at Smoke’s Poutinerie joined forces with Molson Canadian to put a seasonal twist on this classic rib-sticking meal. Here’s the low-down on making this gluttonous goodness.
What You Need
- 8 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes
- 2L canola oil
- 12 oz. cheese curds (3 oz. per person)
- 12 oz. pulled pork (3 oz. per person)
- 3 cups of your favourite gravy
- Approx. 3 cans Molson Canadian Cider
- 1 bag coleslaw mix (purple cabbage, green cabbage, carrots)
- 3 Granny Smith apples
- ⅛ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp celery seed
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
What You Do
1. Prepare the fries by cutting 8 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes into 3/8″ strips. Soak in water for 15 minutes and then blanch in canola oil for 5 min at 300 F. Drain and let cool. Raise temperature to 350 F and cook for approx. 5-7 minutes (until crispy on the outside and sweet and moist inside). Note: Colour of fries may vary, but golden brown is the ideal!
2. Next, prepare the gravy. Infuse your favourite gravy with Molson Canadian Cider. Mix a ratio of 10:1 (Gravy: Molson Canadian Cider), adjust according to taste. Combine in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. While simmering the gravy, prepare the coleslaw. Combine ⅛ cup of Molson Canadian Cider, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, dry mustard and salt in a bowl and add in one bag of coleslaw mix. Stir in 1 Granny Smith apple, finely sliced into 1-inch bite-size pieces.
4. Once you have prepared all toppings, place 1 cup of cooked fries in a shallow bowl (one bowl per person), add tempered curds and pour on gravy. Top with pulled pork and ¼ cup of coleslaw.
5. Pair with a glass of Molson Canadian Cider and ENJOY!