Poutine gravy homemade poutine gravy or store bought
Salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil or melted butter for brushing
Frozen or homemade french fries
Preheat oven to 400° Scrub potatoes, pierce with a fork a couple of times and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 60-75 minutes until soft (test by inserting a sharp knife along the side edge - where you will eventually cut it in half).
Remove potatoes from oven, leaving oven on. (If baking frozen fries, set oven temperature to that needed for the fries). Allow potatoes to cool 15 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato, leaving a 1/4-1/2-inch of potato on the skin. Place hollowed out skins on baking sheet, skin side down. Brush with melted butter or oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
(Note: If baking frozen fries, save time by placing them on a baking sheet together with the potato skins. If you're not cooking your fries in the oven, you could also broil the skins to crispy them up. It's quicker, but do watch them closely so they don't burn).
To serve: Top potato skins with cooked fries. Sprinkle with cheese curds and ladle gravy over top. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.