Oh goodness, am I the only one to reply to this almost-year-old post?
Well, it doesn't remind me of home, necessarily, but it is a very Canadian dish that should definitely not be eaten every day =P
It's called a poutine, which is French-Canadian. It's basically french fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. =D
I made it one day with regular grated cheddar since I didn't have cheese curds but I made my own gravy as well.
If anybody wants to have a go at it, here's what I used to make the gravy:
All you do is make a roux with the butter and flour, add the beef stock until your desired thickness, and add the worcestershire and steak seasoning to your taste preference. Or throw in some other seasonings that you think would taste good. Enjoy! =)
Comfort food for me has to be cheesy grits or red velvet cake. And no, I'm not southern.
BTW, I have an amazing Red Velvet cake recipe if anyone wants it.
Red Velvet Cake
You will need:
200g self raising flour
200g caster sugar
200g baking spread
300g plain baking chocolate
1 bottle of red food colouring
2 containers of soft cheese (cream cheese)
1 small box of icing sugar
Whisk 3 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside
Cream the butter, sugar and 3 egg yolks together. Gradually add flour, melted chocolate and food colouring. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites, making sure to use a 'cut and fold' motion.
Baseline a springform cake tin with baking paper, pour cake mixture into cake tin, cook at 200C for 35-40 minutes.
Beat together soft cheese and icing sugar to taste. Add a drop or two of vanilla extract if desired.
Once hte cake it out of the oven, let cool. Once cooled ice in any way you choose.
Then NOM it.
15 bean soup made with stock made from ham bones MMMM!