Thank you, Patak’s Canada and Mom Central Canada, for encouraging me to get a bit spicy in the kitchen!
Canada is famous for a few things, and aside from maple syrup and Timbits, there is a well-known snack that sings to the hearts of many Maple Leafers.
It is the poutine. Oh yes… the cheesy fries smothered in gravy. The deliciousness of potato hiding under all of that hot goodness.
But I’m ramping it up a notch. I’m adding a bit of Indian spice to this Canadian favourite.
I made butter chicken poutine and it’s wayyyy too good.
To make your own potato wedges, slice three or four large russet potatoes (skin still on) into wedge-shapes. Toss them in a tablespoon of olive oil and place on a lined cookie sheet (or a perforated french fry or pizza pan). Bake the fries at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until browned.
Once your potato-beauties come out of the oven, put them into a serving bowl. Oh… they’re already getting excited for the next part.
- 4 large Russet Potatoes - sliced into wedges
- 1/2 cup cheese curds
- 1 jar Patak's Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2" cubes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Toss potato wedges in 1 tsp of oil and put on lined cookie sheet
- Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown
- When fries are about 10 minutes away from being done, heat 1 tsp of oil in a skillet
- Saute chicken cubes until cooked all the way through
- Add Patak's Butter Chicken sauce to the chicken and simmer for approximately 5-7 minutes
- When fries are cooked, dish them into a bowl
- Top with cheese curds and a healthy ladle-full of butter chicken sauce
Hello, beautiful cheese curds. Are you ready to get saucy?
The hot butter chicken sauce melts the curds, and creates a gorgeous mixture of the smooth and mellow cheese with the spicy and rich flavours of the sauce.
It is incredibly good.
How good? I will paint a picture for you: Envision Tara, cradling a bowl of butter chicken poutine, standing in front of the sink, staring at the blanket of snow across the yard. She is so focused on enjoying each mouthful…. she doesn’t hear the chicken mewing from the playroom for a snack… she doesn’t notice the dishes in the sink, or the toys on the living room rug… It’s poutine time. It’s like a coffee commercial, but with cheese.
Butter chicken poutine is a fabulous way to merge two national dishes in perfect harmony.
And it’s easy to make. Impress your friends at your next Bollywood movie night. Plate it in small serving bowls when you’re serving drinks and appies.
Or make it for dinner. Potatoes are vegetables. It’s all good.
Do you love adding spice to your food? Check out a few more ways to add a kick to your meal:
I am part of the Patak’s Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions and experiences on this blog are my own.
Angie@Echoes of Laughter
Wow! What a great twist on a Canadian Classic! This looks so very yummy and I love curry combined with potatoes. I find that the flavours are a perfect compliment to each other! Thank you so much for the great inspiration!
Thank you so much, Angie! Potatoes and curry are SUCH a good combo. Add some cheese, and I’m sold!
What a great addition of spiciness! Yum!
I agree, Melanie. I love a bit of spice in my food!
Amy of while wearing heels
What gorgeous pictures. Like seriously gorgeous. I had never heard of poutine before but now I want to make it every night. Thanks for sharing.
Amy – poutine is SO Canadian; you have to try it! It’s really so yummy. Typically, it’s made with gravy and cheese curds on fries, but I actually prefer the butter chicken version.
WOW …… this dish looks absolutely amazing! I must make this!!!!
Marilyn, let me know if you do! It’s SO delicious!
That looks wonderful! I have never heard of poutine but my husband would LOVE this.
Adrianne – you’ve never had poutine?!?!? WHAT!!?? Okay. You need to get on that, stat. You live close enough to Canada – you need to start eating our decadent and cheesy food! 🙂
I love cheese curds! They aren’t a staple in US grocery stores like they are in Canada but there is a cheese factory on the coast about 1.5 hours from my home and we always stock up on them when we go. Seriously. So yummy. Like crack. Anyway, I’ve never seen a recipe using them before (we always just eat them straight) – I’m definitely pinning this to use the next time we stock up on squeaky cheese!
I love that you call it “squeaky cheese”, Carissa! Seriously – this is SO good. It’s so funny how recipes become so regional. Poutine is SUCH a good comfort food dish. Let me know if you try it!
I have had poutine (thanks to Simply Vintageous…by Suzan) but I have never had Butter Chicken Poutine. I think I may need to try it!
Oh, poutine is a game-changer, Danni! You have to try this butter chicken version – you’re a foodie – go for it!
My husband has many co-workers in Canada and they often tell him about poutine. I have to say your photos look MUCH better than what I had pictured in my head! I would love to try your version.
Poutine is DELICIOUS, Kadie! You have to try it. Let a bit of Canadian influence wash over you! 🙂
Oh my! This looks so good! I need to make this!
Tori – let me know if you do! It’s going to be happening again in our house – it’s delicious.
Steph @ The Silly Pearl
I love butter chicken! I will have to get some of this yummy sauce. Looks delicious with the potato wedges!
Steph, you have to let me know if you try it! It’s so good.
I’ve neve tried this before but oh man it looks incredible.
Oh, Britni – poutine is delicious! You have to try it!