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If you want to blow away your friends for the big game this weekend you should try this Shrimp Poutine! With some help from the store you can impress the crowd in no time!
Anyone can throw out tortilla chips and queso, but try amping up your game time snacking by making something that everyone will remember. And love.
The first time I had poutine or had even heard of it was at Disney. We had reservations at Le Cellier in Canada at Epcot so I pulled up the menu online. I saw a whole menu of “poutine”. Figured out by the descriptions that it was basically french fries with a cheese sauce, topped with whatever you could imagine. But the one I zeroed in on was the lobster. Lobster with cheese sauce all on top of french fries? I might even skip the steak for that one.
We sit down at our table, drenched from the huge storm we ran through to get there…The waitress comes over to take our order and I hear “Oh, sorry that’s not on the menu tonight.”
Just my luck.
But there’s no way I wasn’t going to make them for myself at home!
Another trick to making this amazing snack seam easy was buying a bag of precooked frozen shrimp. Those little guys that you would use to make shrimp salad or something along those lines.
While the french fries are cooking you can make the sauce and cook up the shrimp. The sauce is quick to throw together and the shrimp cook up even faster.
Then get your fries piled up in a dish.
Take your shrimp and load them up on top of the fries.
And pour that awesome, creamy cheese sauce all over everything and dig in.
If there’s extra sauce just serve it on the side for dipping – the more sauce the better, trust me on that.
- 1 (2 lb.) bag Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut french fries
- 1 (12 oz.) bag of small frozen cooked shrimp
- 1/4 t. onion powder
- 1/2 t. garlic powder
- 1/4 t. salt
- pepper to taste
- 1 T. olive oil
- 3 scallions, chopped
For the Cheese Sauce
- 1 1/2 c. whole or 2% milk
- 2 T. flour
- 2 T. butter
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1/2 t. Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/4 t. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Spread the fries out on a baking sheet and cook according to the package instructions for 20-25 minutes.
- Start making the cheese sauce by adding the butter to a medium pot to melt. Once melted whisk in the flour to make a paste.
- Let cook while whisking for 2 minutes.
- Add in the milk slowly, while whisking and let come to a boil.
- Turn the heat down to low and let the milk mixture cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Add in the seasonings and the cheese and stir.
- Toss the shrimp in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, just until heated through.
- When the fries are done, remove them to a serving dish or to individual plates.
- Cover with the shrimp and then the cheese sauce.
- Garnish with the chopped scallions.