You're sitting at home before a game, and you're starving. You're contemplating going to get some takeout, or maybe grab the last of that bag of chips to go with your beer...and then you wonder, "could I do better than that?"
Well, yes you can! Thanks to the kitchen experts at Waking the Red's labs, we've developed a few recipes that you may get at either BMO Field on game days, or at your favourite take-out places. They're simple enough for you to replicate at home, but it also won't break your budget either.
Today, we bring you a new take on one of BMO Field's most favourite snacks...the chip butty. But this butty ain't no ordinary butty: it's what happens when Canada's favourite snack (the poutine) and Britain's pride and joy (chip butty) have a menage-a-trois with a tortilla. The result? Deliciousness.
The recipe listed below is customizable, and can be doubled or tripled for entertaining. You can swap out the meat, gravy and cheese for whatever your tastes desire. Sweet potato fries with pork and BBQ sauce? You bet. Sliced steak (or just leftover pot roast) with peppercorn sauce and mushrooms? You've got my favourite combo. Heck, you could even do sweet potato fries with sugar and marshmallows...or something like that.
Happy cooking, and if you have any requests, list them in the comments below!
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The Poutine Butty Wrap
Serves 2 (or one for each half)
- 2 wraps (or 4 slices of bread)
- 2 big handfuls of frozen fries (or fresh cut)
- 1 package/can of mushroom gravy (beef will do just fine)
- 2 cups cheese curds (or cheese, for the ultimate "T³" to Montreal)
- Leftover roast beef, shredded (optional)
1. Prepare fries as per package. Once crisp, set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
2. Heat or prepare gravy as per package instructions. (You can make your own, if you're a chef-type)
3. Toast the bread (or warm the tortillas), and place one slice on each plate for assembly.
4. Place fries on top of one slice of bread, then top with the beef and cheese. Ladle on as much gravy as you like, and top with second slice of bread.
5. If you like your cheese ooey-gooey, put the sandwich under broiler on high for about a minute before placing the last slice of bread on.
6. Crack open your beer, sit down on the couch, and enjoy with your mates.