Poutine ingrédient replacements

How can i replace beef broth in poutine? And can i use mozzarella instead of cheese curds?

  • Posted by: SinRD
  • May 20, 2021


Kaleigh E. May 20, 2021

As a native Canadian here (and a chef!), you can DEFINITELY replace the beef broth in poutine! Especially since authentic poutine is actually made with a darkened chicken gravy instead of beef. If you are looking to make it vegetarian, then a mushroom gravy recipe is going to give you the best result (in my opinion).

If you absolutely can't get your hands on cheese curds (and if you can, I recommend it -- SO satisfying to eat!) then you want to look for the lowest moisture mozza you can find in block form, and cut that into little 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch pieces. True, shredded mozza will do the trick but the little piece of cheese are really part of the overall experience.

Also try to make sure you get a french fry that has a crisp outside! You want to stop the gravy from making the fries "mushy" for as long as possible.

I've made this at home here in NYC where I now live a few times, with many variations. It's always also a huge hit with my husband and friends! Hope yours turns out extra delicious :)
SinRD May 20, 2021
Thank you! I will definitely try to make it with chicken! I was searching for so many recipes but everything had beef in it! Also, Would it be good if i added a few chicken pieces?
Kaleigh E. May 21, 2021
Absolutely! I had a really good result with this recipe:


But I did 2 cups chicken stock (instead of 1 cup chicken, 1 cup beef) and added a small packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (sifted to take out the bit of dried onion) and it turned out really good!
Nancy May 20, 2021
Use any broth you have or like, and yes mozzarella both ok and good.
And if you want to experiement, other cheeses good for melting.
Here are a couple articles to help.
- from one who's eaten many a vegetarian poutine.
SinRD May 20, 2021
Thank you so much! :)
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