Potato Chat May 2021: Poutine Machine

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A classic French Canadian potato dish: Poutine

Poutine Machine is the brainchild of Canadian Nathan Ryckman, who started his Auckland food truck to share the French-Canadian specialty, Poutine, with Kiwis.

Poutine is French fries, cheese curd – a fresh cheese akin to Haloumi or Mozzarella – and gravy. Nathan uses his own special recipe, a gluten-free, vegan take on Julia Child’s Sauce Brune (brown sauce).

Nathan always uses NZ-grown potatoes, and he tries to get skin-on fries, which he says makes for crispier results.

Nathan says Kiwis have taken to poutine. “After all, what’s not to like about potatoes and gravy and cheese curd!”

See more of Poutine Machine, learn about Poutine, and watch Niki enjoy herself in our video.