Poutine in it's many variations is a great Canadian dish. This one is particularly good although many struggle to get proper cheese curds here. Here is a link (http://www.foodbeast.com/2013/01/15/38-poutine-dishes-that-will-knock-your-canadian-socks-off/) for a few different varieties.
This needs a few five-star reviews to offset the one star "Yuck" from someone who commented without trying it.
I guess we can give the Canadians a few points for this one. :) I was unable to make the recipe as listed, with no access to cheese curds (or the greek version) or duck fat. However, these items are all delicious on their own and were even yummier together (used small cubes of gruyere). Hopefully I can get my hands on the oddball ingredients someday and try this again.
I love poutine, ever since I first tried it in a small French bistro in New Brunswick, Canada. I couldn't find the curd, but tried kasseri instead, which was a great success. As for the sausage, I don't see how that's inauthentic, even if that isn't how the recipe started out. I've had poutine with sausage in a Quebecois restaurant, with a nice, light veal gravy.
Well, I don't care if poutine is supposed to have sausage or not, I LOVED this recipe. Before this, I had never heard of poutine before. I was a little unsure about the duck fat but I think all the ingredients work well together. It's very filling, my husband loved it and I definitely want to try other variations of poutine.
The person who said this can't be poutine b/c it includes sausage has no idea what she's talking about. Poutine has all sorts of variations (from spaghetti sauce instead of gravy to adding beef and onions). It's ridiculous to one star a recipe for this.
This isn't poutine at all. Poutine is french fries, curds, gravy. That's all. Defintely no sausage. Yuck.