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Glorious poutine at Sheep Station: The Real Deal!

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Glorious poutine at Sheep Station: The Real Deal!

peacenow17 | May 29, 2007 06:39 PM

Ok. This is really it. Those of us in Brooklyn who adore Québec can finally do a Proust! We can get the Belle Province version of "La Madeleine" and dream of the St. Laurent and the 132 and it's just a quick walk from home!

This poutine is completely authentic, but in some respects actually BETTER than the authentic version. The shape of the serving plate lets the sauce soak only the bottom layer of fries, so the cheese doesn't get totally mushy and the fries on top stay crisp so you can dunk into the bottom sauce while they are still hot and able to handle with your fingers. The "authentic" kind has the same basic ingredients, but ends up sort of congealed, whereas Sheep Station poutine lets you enjoy each flavor on its own AND then together.

Sheep Station is serving only the classic kind, which is great. (In Québec, they offer poutine Italian style, dripping in tomato sauce, which is to be avoided at all costs!

This is not overly filling, but very satisfying and homey. It really is, like mac 'n cheese, the ultimate comfort food.

The serving size is just right. "La grosse poutine"...a giant portion available in Québec, can topple you down!

Bravo! for bringing a little bit of Québec to Brooklyn. Great idea, great taste, lovely experience!

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