There's a restaurant across the street from the school that the little boys go to and one of their claims to fame in their little country town is the different variations of poutine that they serve. (For anyone who might not have ever encountered poutine, it's a Canadian dish that originated in Quebec and traditionally is a big old helping of fries mixed with cheese curds - or as we often call it "squeaky" cheese and topped with brown gravy. YUM. YUM.)
So last fall I ended up at the restaurant for breakfast with some of the other "grade one moms" and I spied Breakfast Poutine on the menu. As soon as I read the list of ingredients on the menu I was in. Hook. Line. Sinker. There's no gravy involved in their breakfast poutine and actually there's no squeaky cheese either, but there is hollandaise sauce and quite frankly I get weak in the knees over hollandaise. Can not resist it.
I went out for breakfast again last week and came home raving about my breakfast poutine at which point my hard working, never get to go out for breakfast hubby inquired as to why he hadn't been served this dish of deliciousness yet, so I promised that on his first day off I would make it.
Today was that day. Here is how I copied it
(PSA: Wear stretchy pants and make no plans for the rest of the day. This is the sort of meal that a) you should probably actually plan to run a marathon afterwards to burn off the badness and b) you will in all reality be so full that you will not want to move for the rest of the day.)
Prepare the following:
Fried cubed hash browns (I do my hash browns in the deep fryer. Sorry, I did warn you didn't I that this is definitely not in the health food category, right?)
Bacon, cut up into bite sized pieces
Grated cheddar cheese
Hollandaise Sauce (Sssshhh... Don't tell anyone. I use the International brand packet one from the grocery store - but on a very slightly healthier note I use about half the margarine called for on the packet and it turns out just fine)
Build your poutine:
Now that you've prepared your ingredients it's time for assembly. In the bottom of your preferred deep styled dish (I used my smallest casserole dishes - it was all I had that was sort of suitable - my bowls were too small...) start layering like so:
1) hash browns
2) scrambled eggs
4) sprinkle of cheddar cheese
5) hollandaise sauce
6) top with cheddar cheese
That's it. You're done. Breakfast is served.