Thanksgiving Poutine: An American-Canadian Mashup

Rachel Tepper Paley

Photo: thesussmans/Instagram

For those unfamiliar with poutine, it’s the oozy snack beloved by our friends in Canada. Traditionally, it’s a simple combo of cheese curds, French fries, and gravy, but leave it up to Canadian-inflected deli Mile End in New York City to give the dish an American makeover. Behold: Thanksgiving poutine!

It may sound like an oxymoron, but the melty American-Canadian mashup will hit the Mile End menu next week, replete with rosemary-and-thyme challah stuffing, smoked turkey, cheese curds, chicken gravy, and fingerling potatoes. We spied the dish on the Instagram account of Eli and Max Sussman, brothers and executive chefs at Mile End and Manhattan’s The Cleveland, respectively.

Which leads us to this important question: Guys, are you interested in dropping by our Thanksgiving this year? Bring the poutine.

More Thanksgiving deliciousness:
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Everything You Need to Know About Turkey
Thanksgiving Side Dishes From Top Chefs

Does your Thanksgiving table feature a dish that’s a mashup of cultures? Tell us about it!