YES / OUI, POUTINE!
In Quebec where this dish originated, poutine is pronounced "pooTIN" and in English Canada where it has now spread, poutine is pronounced "pooTEEN."
Poutine consists of beautiful greasy French fries smothered in beef gravy and cheese curds.
That's right -- cheese curds, as in Little Miss Muffet's "curds and whey." Cheese curds are rubbery and kind of squeaky when you eat them. They are crucial to the dish because cheese curds do not melt very much from the heat of the fries and gravy and so retain their shape and chewiness. Sometimes bad restaurants or evil people will try to pass off fake poutine with grated or cubed cheese (typically mozzarella) but accept no substitutes! Ugh, that messy melted cheese -- not legit!
And of course, I was just kidding about the health food aspect of poutine. If you ever visit Canada, don't let us BS you that way, eh?
Poutine, of course, is horrifyingly but deliciously high in fat and calories --
But on the upside, poutine is still healthier than certain other bad habits you could acquire.
It's pretty easy to find poutine being sold now in every province of Canada.
Even McDonald's serves poutine up here.
Canadians love poutine so much, we've decided to change the words of "O Canada" to celebrate what has become our National Dish --