Harvest Poutine with Pumpkin Nutmeg Gravy & Sweet Potato Fries (Grain Free/ Paleo)
Admittedly if you have never had poutine, I can recognize how you might see this as an add combination of foods- especially including Pumpkin Gravy.
But let me just tell you, this is not only NOT WEIRD but it’s also quite possibly one of the most delicious things you could ever eat. You are looking at the ultimate comfort food.
It’s not a stretch to imagine that sweet potato fries would taste good with a pumpkin gravy- but what you may not have known is that the flavor of fresh cheddar cheese curds is equally spectacular paired with fall flavors.
For this recipe all you need:
1 bag of sweet potato fries cooked according to directions on the bag
1 Batch of my Paleo Pumpkin Nutmeg Gravy belo
1 Bag of Cheddar Cheese Curds.
While the fries are cooking, make the gravy and then combine the hot fries, hot gravy and cheese curds on one plate and then try not to finish all of it.
Pumpkin Nutmeg Gravy
· 2 Tablespoons of Butter (dairy or nondairy.) * I love either Kerrygold butter or Earth Balance.
· 1 shallot finely chopped.
· 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
· 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
· 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Starch (Potato Starch, Arrowroot or Tapioca)
· 5 Tablespoons of Blanched Almond Flour.
· 1 Cup of Chicken Broth
· 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
· 2 Tbs Heavy Cream OR Heavy Coconut Milk
· 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1. To a sauce pan add the butter, and shallot. Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes or so until caramelized (a beautiful golden brown color and cooked through) .
2. Add the Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Starch and Almond Flour. Stir for 1 minute and then add the remaining ingredients.
3. Stir and gently boil until thick.
4. Salt to taste. At this point I like to put the gravy in the food processor to get it 100% smooth (by grinding up the onions) but this step is 100% optional.
5. Gravy will thicken as it cools.
To make this gravy Vegan use earth balance butter and swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth!