Poutine, (pronounced poo·TEEN, sometimes pronounced POO-tin) is a popular Canadian dish that originated in the province of Quebec. It typically consists of three main ingredients: french fries, cheese curds, and gravy. The dish is typically prepared by topping a serving of french fries with fresh cheese curds and then pouring hot gravy over the top. The heat from the gravy slightly melts the cheese curds, creating a rich and savory combination of flavors and textures.
Poutine is considered a comfort food and is often enjoyed as a snack or a meal on its own. It has gained popularity across Canada and can be found in various forms and variations, with additional toppings such as bacon, pulled pork, vegetables, or different types of sauces. While poutine is most commonly associated with Canada, it has also gained some international recognition and can be found in certain restaurants or food establishments in other parts of the world.