Poutine with Umami Gravy


Poutine is a hallmark of Quebec cuisine, and increasingly popular within the United States. In this recipe our savory Umami Starter is used to elevate traditional brown beef gravy, lending the dish a deep, savory richness.


Prep time: 3 min | Cook time: 10 | Yields: 2 servings



  • 2 cups fresh or frozen french fries

  • 1 cup cheese curds

  • 1 cup beef gravy

  • 1 packet of Umami Sauce Starter

  • 6 cups deep frying oil

  • To taste kosher salt


  1. Heat the cup of beef gravy on medium heat, and whisk in the umami sauce starter. Simmer for 3 minutes, add a tablespoon or so of water if sauce is too thick.  Keep aside hot.

  2. In a Dutch oven or deep fryer, heat the oil to 350F.   Fry the French fries until they are golden brown and crispy.   Remove on to a plate lined with paper towels. Season with kosher salt to taste.

  3. Plate French fries, generously ladle umami gravy over them, and liberally cover with the cheese curds.   Serve hot.