Poutine Burger

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 oz yellow-fleshed potatoes, approx. 4 medium, peeled 150 g
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • ⅓ cup canola oil, divided 74 mL
  • 6 oz 8 Canadian Chuck burgers 180 g
  • 2 tbsp butter 30 mL
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 5 mL
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 30 mL
  • 1¼ cup low-sodium beef broth 300 mL
  • ¼ cup pepper 1 mL
  • 8 onion buns, toasted
  • 1½ cups white cheese curds 375 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Coarsely grate potatoes on a box grater. Spread in an even layer on a large kitchen towel. Roll the towel into a log. Over the sink, wring the towel to release as much moisture as possible. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Season with salt.

  • Step 2

    Heat about 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Dollop the potato mixture into the skillet into four ¼ cup (60 mL) portions. Gently press down to flatten. Cook, without disturbing, for 4 to 5 min. per side or until golden. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining potato mixture, adding extra oil if necessary.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) in another large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook, burgers in batches, for 4 to 5 min. per side or until cooked through, and internal temperature reaches 160°F(71°C), adding more oil as needed. Transfer burgers to plate. Keep warm.

  • Step 4

    Wipe out one of the skillets. Melt butter in it over medium heat. Add shallots and thyme and cook 2 to 3 min., or until softened. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring, 2 min. or until foaming. Slowly whisk in broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer 5 to 6 min. or until thickened. Stir in pepper to finish gravy.

  • Step 5

    Place burger patties on buns. Top with grated potato rounds, gravy, cheese curds and chives.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving: 1 burger
  • Calories 760
  • Fat 36 g
  • Saturated Fat 14 g
  • Carbs 60 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 49 g
  • Cholesterol 125 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 750 mg