1. Preheat your oven to 190 C or 380 F. Make sure you are using a top and bottom heat setting on the oven
2. Place jicama fries into a deep bowl and add the oil, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat the jicama fries
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the fries in a single layer on top
4. Place into the oven, at the top third position, and set the timer for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, but leave the fries in the baking sheet and set aside
5. You can use real curds as they do in Quebec, or use a full fat mozzarella cheese block and make them into substitute curds
6. Use leftover roast beef or steak. Cut the beef into 1.5 cm or 2/3 inch cubes
8. Distribute the cubed meat on top of the jicama fries and place your cheese curds between the meat cubes
9. Pour the warmed gravy over the entire poutine preparation
10. Just before serving, microwave each plate for 60 to 90 seconds, or until the cheese curds have slightly melted
11. OPTIONAL ingredients as a garnish: use either 1 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro per plate or use fresh basil, either as leaves or chopped
Also, do not forget to add some dark green vegetables, such as the addition of a salad, in order to create a nutritionally well-balanced meal. But you can add any side dish you want: poutine is a very versatile main dish and goes well with many different side vegetable dishes.
Let me know what you add to your poutine meal plan. Share your recommendations with us.