Sweet Potato Poutine

Poutine is a dish originating from Canada, consisting of chips and cheese curds topped with a gravy but here’s my healthier but equally yummy version which was featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Being Canadian, this has always been the perfect comfort food to share with family and friends. Adria x

Sweet Potato Poutine (gf, df)

Serves 2

Sweet potato, 1000g
Rapeseed oil, 4 tbsp (other oils can be used, but won’t be as crispy)
Chickpea flour, 2 tbsp (or cornstarch)
Paprika, 1 tsp
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Olive oil, 1 tbsp
Onion 300g, chopped
Carrot 150g, chopped
Celery 150g, chopped
Garlic 4 cloves, crushed
Vegetable broth, 500ml
Tahini, 4 tbsp

Olive oil, 1 tbsp
Turkey steaks, 200g
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

CRANBERRY SAUCE (optional)
100ml orange juice
250g pack fresh or frozen cranberry
75ml maple syrup

Goat cheese (or cheddar), 100g
Spring onion, 1 stalk, sliced

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  1. PH oven to 220C. Peel and cut fries into 1cm wide strips. Soak in water for 1 hour to release starch, then drain and pat dry. Mix flour and paprika. Toss fries with olive oil then with flour mix (or buy frozen prepared fries to skip these steps). Bake on parchment lined pan for 15 mins then turn over for another 15 mins. Do not overcrowd pan. When ready, season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make turkey gravy, heat olive oil and brown vegetables on high heat for 8-10 mins until golden and push to side for pan. Using same pan, add oil and sear turkey steaks on each side for 2 mins. Bake vegetables and turkey for 7-10 minutes in oven until cooked through.
  3. Remove turkey steaks to rest and add vegetable broth to vegetables. Simmer on low heat for 20 mins with tahini adding more water to achieve desired consistency. Add any turkey juice to broth and when ready, pass and strain vegetables reserving stock. Shred turkey and season with salt and pepper.
  4. To make the cranberry sauce, cook berries and juice for 8-10 mins and then add maple syrup. Reduce until desired consistency (or buy pre-made sauce).
  5. Grate cheese and set aside.
  6. To serve, stack fries, then add turkey, gravy, and cheese. Bake in oven for 5 mins until cheese is melted. Garnish with cranberry sauce and spring onions.