Monday, July 26, 2010
Question: Do you think fries with gravy weird?
In the end, we chose fry sauce - BBQ sauce and mayonnaise - and I had some nacho cheese for dippin'. We've had fry sauce before - in Idaho and Utah it was ketchup and mayonnaise, and in Spokane we were offered tartar sauce. I've seen other variations of fry sauce on "Drive-Ins, Diners & Dives" and the topic comes up today because the host seems stunned by the idea of chips and gravy! As if BBQ sauce and mayonnaise is normal but gravy - blech?
We have this all the time in Canada - sometimes with cheese curds and we call it poutine (this originates in Quebec, but it's national now), and I never thought the idea of chips and gravy was odd until last year. I admit I'm confused because it seems so obvious - potatoes and gravy are pretty much a staple in Canada, the UK, and the States. So the potatoes are in a different shape...why is this such a strange concept?
So I ask you, my wonderful readers, my question is - do you have chips and gravy (or fries and gravy) in your region of the world? Do you consider it strange? (It is very tasty and I encourage you to try it some time. But warning - once you taste it, you can't untaste it, and if your part of the world thinks it odd, then you'll never be able to have it outside of the home!)
And as a quick note, I'm a dipper, not a pour-er. I dip my chips into whatever sauce is offered (with the exception of poutine as it's got to be on top to be proper poutine) as I can't stand my food to touch. So those who are making the crispy chip argument - I'm with you on that! I like a really crisp chip that I can dip! (My mom makes the best chips in the universe...I never dip them into gravy or any other sauce. They're perfect the way they are!)