Saturday, August 2, 2014

Beef & Brie Poutine

Poutine is a great blend of cheese and potatoes with a delicious gravy topping it.  Decadent...yes.  Not something you want to eat every day but as an occasional treat it is well appreciated by all.  I decided to bake the fries as a healthier alternative and top it with two of my favorites ~ a medium rare filet mignon and brie.

Beef & Brie Poutine

Fries ~

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place potatoes in a small bowl.  Mix spices in a separate small bowl.  Drizzle olive oil over potatoes.  Toss in spices and make sure the fries are evenly coated.  
Bake for 45 minutes at 350°.

Gravy ~

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2 cups beef stock
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp ketchup
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.  Stir in flour and let cook for a minute.  Gradually stir in the beef stock.  Add in the remaining ingredients and cook until it thickens.

3 oz filet mignon, cooked to medium rare and allowed to rest

3 oz brie

Assemble as follows ~

French fries on the bottom
Top with thin slices of filet mignon
Brie dotted on top of the fries and beef

Bake until the brie melts.  Spoon over some of the gravy and serve immediately.

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