The Slow Cooker Poutine That Wasn’t

My experience with slow cooker poutine is a good example of why, when cooking, you should study the instructions before you get going. Sigh.

Slow Cooker Poutine

Slow cooker poutine

I should point out this Pork and Potato Poutine is a slow cooker ISH recipe. It’s the “ish” part I should’ve paid attention to.

For, you see, I had great plans. For slow cooker poutine. I even went on one of my epic grocery shopping search-a-thons. Looking for weird ingredients I don’t normally care about. Like cheese curds. OK only cheese curds.

I had decided I didn’t want to make the “pork” part of the recipe because that’s not real poutine. Also I’m done with buying meat. I don’t want to buy any more meat. But I still have bacon in the freezer so, well, I thought I would do that part.

Anyway, so I couldn’t find cheese curds and after searching and searching I finally opted for a mozza and fake it cheese situation.

When I was checking out the cashier asked me if I had found everything alright. And I know they have to ask that but I still told her about the cheese curds and the cool looking slow cooker poutine recipe I had found online and we chatted for a while about it. And I learned they never have cheese curds. Well, sometimes, but only the orange kind (orange kind?) but nobody wants that.

By the time I was ready to start cooking my slow cooker poutine I decided it was time to look at the recipe instructions. And what did I learn? Well, it turns out the only part of the recipe that uses the slow cooker is the pork part.

So it’s not slow cooker poutine, it’s slow cooker pork. And I think slow cooker pork would taste so good on fries with cheese curds and gravy but considering I didn’t get actual cheese curds and I wasn’t planning on doing the pork part…well you can understand why this is a fail for me.

My experience with slow cooker poutine is a good example of why, when cooking, you should study the instructions before you get going. Sigh.

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