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What is poutine?

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French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds: delicious or gross? It's called "poutine," which is huge in Canada.

Pommes Frites manager Aaron Serano says poutine is popular on Canadian Day. To make classic poutine, Aaron takes French fries and then covers those taters with brown gravy and -- in case one's arteries thought they might escape this experience to order a second helping -- cheese curds. Curds are the byproduct of cheddar cheese, he says. It's what you're supposed to throw out.

Going by the nickname "heart attack in a bowl," poutine may never reach the fad level of frozen yogurt or fondue but the delicacy has grown popular enough. A Canadian burger joint with cheese curds on its fries plans to open in Chelsea next month.

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