Poutine

Poutine

Poutine

Poutine is a typical and delicious finger food from Québec.

Crunchy, golden fries and cheese cubes are sprinkled with gravy which is made by mixing meat stock or roast stock with butter and flour.

We offer an original version with maple syrup for an entertaining and carefree evening, without counting calories.

PREPARAZIONE

4 servings

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Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 25 minutes

Difficulty: medium

Snack

Author: MapleFarm

INGREDIENTS

  • 600g of frozen chips or fresh potatoes cut into thin strips
  • 150g of diced Fontina cheese
  • 500ml of meat stock
  • 2 tbsp. of tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 drops of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops of apple vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of  MapleFarm Maple Syrup, Grade A, Dark Variety
  • 35g of butter
  •  30g of flour
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • sunflower oil for frying
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INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium sized saucepan add meat stock, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, maple syrup and the pepper.
  • Boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Then strain and adjust the salt if necessary.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the flour and cook over a low heat for one minute while stirring continuously to create a roux.
  • Slowly incorporate the stock into the roux until it is completely mixed in and cook for a few minutes until the sauce has reached a fairly thick consistency.
  • Fry the chips and divide them into individual plates, sprinkle with the cheese cubes and cover with the hot sauce.

Brussels sprouts with tomato sauce and maple syrup

Brussels sprouts with tomato sauce and maple syrup

Brussels sprouts with tomato sauce and maple syrup

Brussels sprouts are a winter vegetable with the pretty appearance of miniature cabbage.

There are several varieties and they are available on the market during the coldest months of the year, between November and March.

Rich in vitamins A, C, K and the B group, as well as iron, phosphorus, calcium and antioxidants, they contain few calories and can make a perfect side dish or if accompanied by rice pilaf, a tasty and balanced main course.

They have a strong and bitter flavour and go very well with sweet and sour condiments, especially maple syrup which gives them a sweet, caramel-like taste.

PREPARATION

2/3 servings

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Preparation: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Side dish

Author: MapleFarm

INGREDIENTS

  • 370g of Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon of EVO oil
  • 100g of tomato sauce
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 tablespoons of Maple Farm maple syrup, Grade A, Amber variety
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon of cornflour
  • roasted peanuts
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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat oven to 190°C.
  • Clean the Brussels sprouts by removing the hard stem and outer leaves, rinse them under water and cut them into halves.
  • Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until they are tender and slightly caramelised on the edges.
  •  In the meantime, prepare the sauce in a pan by browning the onion and garlic with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add the tomato sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce, the juice of half a lemon and the cumin.
  • Leave to cook for 10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time and in order to thicken, add half a teaspoon of sifted corn flour and stir to avoid lumps.
  • Return the rolls to the pan until the sauce has set well.
  • Remove from the fire and serve with coarsely chopped peanuts and, if desired, fresh spring onion.