Poutine Recipe from Will Pliler, Executive Chef/General Manager, New Yorker Restaurant:
This Quebecois favorite is usually prepared with cheese curds. I make this version of poutine with locally produced Beehive White Cheddar.
For the Chicken Gravy:
Add to a sauce pan over medium-low heat 2 T. Butter and 2 T. flour, heat while stirring constantly until the roux is slightly brown but not burned. There should be no brown flecks. To the pan, add 2 cups homemade chicken broth, whisk until sauce is thickened (about 10 minutes), set aside, keeping warm.
For the Duck Confit, you can use a commercially produced duck confit or make your own using your favorite recipe. Use the meat pulled from 1 duck leg and thigh per serving, add the meat to a non-stick skillet over medium heat, brown slightly on both sides. The meat should be a little crispy.
To assemble the Poutine:
Cook about 8 ounces per serving of your favorite French fry recipe in a deep fryer until crisp and golden brown, divide among oven proof plates, top with about ½ cup shredded white cheddar per plate, add plates to a preheated 375 degree oven until the cheese is slightly melted (about 2 minutes), remove from the oven top with the crispy duck confit, ½ cup of the chicken gravy per plate, and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
Also can be topped with a sunny-side-up egg if desired.