Mushroom Bacon Alfredo Poutine Recipe

What’s not to love about this Mushroom Bacon Alfredo Poutine Recipe – a big glorious plate of Canadian-inspired, gravy-soaked fries. Only no gravy this time. Instead, we’re topping it with a buttery alfredo sauce, bacon and fried mushrooms.

Cook time:

25 Minutes

Yield:

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 6 slices peppered bacon, chopped
  • 1 pinto nameko mushrooms
  • 900g frozen french fries (or 3 large starchy potatoes, cut into fries)
  • 1 cup coconut oil, for frying*
  • 1 cup olive or avocado oil, for frying*
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 600ml double cream
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (or basil)

Method

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until golden, add mushrooms to skillet and fry both until deep golden and crisp. Transfer to plate, set aside, wipe skillet clean.
  • In a large pot, melt oils over medium-high heat. Add the fries, cooking them until they’re golden.*
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in the garlic, cooking until aromatic, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour, then slowly whisk in the cream.
  • Add 1/2 cup parmesan, salt and pepper to taste. Toss the spinach into the mixture, heating just until the mixture begins to steam and spinach is wilted.
  • Remove from heat and cover until ready to serve.
  • To serve, drizzle the hot fries with alfredo, top with remaining parmesan, bacon and mushrooms. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Mushroom Bacon Alfredo Poutine Recipe

Recipe notes

What’s not to love about this Mushroom Bacon Alfredo Poutine Recipe - a big glorious plate of Canadian-inspired, gravy-soaked fries. Only no gravy this time. Instead, we’re topping it with a buttery alfredo sauce, bacon and fried mushrooms.

Nameko mushroom has a great nutty flavour and is one of the few mushroom species which grow on softwood trees.

If you have a recipe that calls for nameko mushrooms like this one, and you can’t find any in your area, you can try using shiitake mushrooms as a substitute.

Shiitake mushrooms are edible mushrooms native to East Asia. They’re tan to dark brown, with caps that grow between 2 and 4 inches (5 and 10 cm).

Maris Piper, King Edward or Marfona are examples of starch potatoes. Their low moisture and high starch content give them superior baking qualities and make them excellent for french fries.

One cup is equivalent to 250ml.

*As an alternative, the fries can be air-fried or baked, if desired.