The Fat Jew's Secret To Next-Level Poutine

Photographed by Phoebe Chuason.
There's only one thing we like more than French fries, cheese, and Internet sensation The Fat Jew — and that's all three of those things, combined into one delicious (and hilarious) dish. New York's Mile End Deli has answered our prayers for more of Instagram star Josh Ostrovsky in our lives (as if the daily memes and snaps of his equally famous pup, Toast, weren't enough) by serving up a special-edition meal for its annual Poutine Week. Through February 8, the eatery's Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan locations will offer five different poutines (a.k.a. French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, a.k.a. heaven), including a special Fat Jewish version (not pictured), piled sky-high with lots and lots of meat — are you drooling yet? 

This weekend, head to Mile End for the poutine bonanza. Or, forget braving the extreme cold and make your very own Fat Jewish in the comfort of your own home and fall deep into a cozy food coma. Maybe you can even convince Toast to come over and snuggle.

Fat Jewish Poutine (With Classic Variation)
Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients
1 qt chicken or veal stock
2 oz flour
2 oz butter or oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 cups French fries
2 cups fresh cheese curds

Meat topping (for The Fat Jewish)
Chopped, braised beef tongue, smoked meat, and bacon
Diced salami
Sliced hot dogs

Instructions
1. In a two-quart pot, bring stock to a boil. Add butter and flour, whisking continuously over high heat for about 3 minutes.

2. Lower the heat to a simmer and continue to cook for around 30 to 40 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. If the sauce seems thick, thin it out with a little stock or water. If too thin, reduce for about 10 more minutes.

5. For serving classic-style: Put French fries in a bowl, cover them with cheese curds, and pour over gravy. For serving Fat Jewish-style: Do the above, and top with piles of the meat.
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