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Shrimp Poutine

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It's french fried potatoes, on steroids! Frozen french fries are baked then topped with pan-sauteed (frozen) shrimp and a homemade cheddar cheese sauce.

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Ingredients

  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 (2 lb) bag crinkle cut frozen french fries (shown Alexia Smart Classics brand)
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen small shrimp, thawed, tails removed if present
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, or 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium cheddar)

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Toss the shrimp with the garlic salt, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 450 F.

Make the sauce:
In a 2-qt saucepan (that has a lid), melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking constantly. Do not brown the roux. Slowly, whisk in the milk and cook until thickened, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the salt, pepper, and shredded cheese until melted. Place a paper towel over the pot and cover with the lid to keep warm.

Spread the fries out in a single layer on a large baking sheet (such as a jelly-roll pan) and bake according to package directions.

Meanwhile, cook the shrimp:
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil, swirl around to distribute. Add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or just until done. Don't overcook your shrimp.

When fries are done, arrange them on a serving platter or 4 individual plates. Scatter the shrimp over the fries then drizzle with the cheese sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve immediately.

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