JFC Poutine

JFC Poutine
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JFC Poutine with Crisp Golden Fries, Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese Blend, smothered in JFC Gravy. Add in some extras!. Add JFC Fried Chicken stripped off the bone for a JFC Chicken Poutine or some JFC Popcorn Chicken for a JFC Popcorn Chicken Poutine.

Rendered Chicken Fat

The dish starts with rendered chicken fat (Schmaltz or Crackling) and a good amount of it. Use 1/3 C to make the gravy and 1/4 C as the fat to coat the fries for air frying. Using the rendered fat in both dishes really elevates the overall dish with a strong chicken flavor. You can just deep fry the fries or oven bake them too.

Chop the fat into small pieces and render in a frying pan over medium to medium-low heat until all the fat is rendered out and all that remains is golden crispy crackling.

After the fat has been rendered, scoop out the crackling to discard or chop it into small pieces to add to the gravy. Allow the Fat to cool before adding some to the fries and before making the Gravy.

You can choose not to render the fat and instead use lard or neutral oil. However, the rendered chicken fat really does offer superior flavor. Get into the habit of saving the chicken trimmings and skin into a Ziploc bag and freezing for recipes that can benefit from rendered chicken fat.

Rendering Chicken Fat
Rendering Chicken Fat


You can opt to Deep Fry the French Fries. In this recipe, we are really upping the chicken flavor, so we are using rendered chicken fat to coat the thick-cut fries and air frying for some Air Fryer French Fries.

Use 1/4 C of rendered fat for 1 lb of thick-cut Fries with 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp of Sea Salt. Toss the frozen fries in a bowl with the fat and salt and let thaw for 30 minutes before air frying the fries.

Air Fryer Fries
Air Fryer Fries

You can also deep fry the french fries with store bought fries or make Homemade Fries.

Baked Potato Fries
Baked Potato Fries

JFC Gravy

Prepare the JFC Gravy at the same time you cook the fries so that both are pretty much hot and ready to go. I typically bread Chicken to deep fry and use 1/3 C of it from the leftover breading to make the gravy.

JFC Gravy
JFC Gravy


Use a 3:1 blend of shredded high moisture mozzarella cheese & Provolone Cheese. Add a small amount of Shredded Cheddar Cheese. This is optional, but it really adds a nice sharpness.

Use other cheeses in small amounts like Monterey Jack Cheese added to the Mozzarella & Provolone.

Saputos Mozzarella Cheese
Saputos Mozzarella Cheese

JFC Chicken

Add previously cooked JFC Fried Chicken. Stripped off the bone and added to the Poutine or use JFC Popcorn chicken.

JFC Chicken
JFC Chicken
Frickin Good Popcorn Chicken
Frickin Good Popcorn Chicken

JFC Poutine with the Works

To make it a full-course meal, top with Stove top and/or Corn Kernels with some Fried Chicken. This takes it to the Newfie Poutine Style of a dish. Other ingredients too like Bacon, Sautéed or Fried Onions, Green Peas, mixed vegetables or whatever else your belly desires.

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JFC Poutine

JFC Poutine with Crisp Golden Fries, Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese Blend, smothered in JFC Gravy, perfect as a side dish.
Add in some extras!. Add Stove top and/or Corn Kernels. Turn it into a meal with JFC Fried Chicken stripped off the bone for a JFC Chicken Poutine or some JFC Popcorn Chicken for a JFC Popcorn Chicken Poutine.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings: 2 Poutines


  • 1 Saucepot
  • 1 Air Fryer or Deep Fryer


  • 1 lb French Fries
  • 1 portion JFC Gravy
  • 2 C Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese Blend - 3:1 ratio
  • 1/2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese - optional


  • Prepare the JFC Gravy and Deep Fry or Air Fry the French Fries.
  • Shred the Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese separately. Combine 3 Cups of Mozza and 1 Cup of Provolone into a Ziploc bag and mix. Use this as the cheese over the poutine. Optionally with a bit of Cheddar Cheese. Freeze the remaining cheese.
  • Plate the Fries and cover with Cheese. Ladle the desired amount of hot gravy overtop and serve. Optionally, top with extras!
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keywords: JFC Chicken Poutine, JFC Chicken Poutine with Corn, JFC Chicken Poutine with Stovetop, JFC Popcorn Chicken Poutine, JFC Poutine, JFC Poutine with Chicken
Author: JAH
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