Ninja Air Fryer Poutine is a great way to use up your leftovers from Thanksgiving. Hey there friends, it is Jennifer from JENRON DESIGNS. Today I’m sharing one of my personal favorites I discovered while traveling in Canada and converted to be made as Ninja Air Fryer Poutine
Hi friends, have you ever heard of Poutine, or maybe the American version of Disco Fries? Well, here is my version of Ninja Air Fryer Poutine which is a knock of these fast food recipes. I first tried Poutine, which is pronounced (poo teen) while traveling in Montreal 8 years ago. I will tell you while it may sound gross, it is so good, and a flavor you will crave once you have it.
The key ingredient to Poutine is good cheese curds. They are what really makes a true Poutine. A basic Poutine recipe calls for fried potatoes, or french fries, topped with some type of smoked meat, gravy, and cheese curds. While there are many variations on this recipe, I am going to do a basic Poutine, which showcases the perfect use of your Thanksgiving day leftovers of turkey and brown gravy.
*You can use any kind of meat in poutine smoked sausage, pulled pork, brisket, bacon, or all of the above, the list is endless, but you must have cheese curds and some type of gravy, it is usually a brown gravy.
Making The Fries
Start by making your potatoes or homemade fries. I used an olive oil cooking spray to coat the potatoes along with the inside of our Ninja Air Fryer. Then I tossed the potatoes with pepper and seasoned salt. We personally like the Penzeys Seasoned Salt brand, available online, which adds in garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and red pepper flakes for a little more added flavor. You can add extra spices or herbs if you like.
Note: You can use a frozen french fry as a time-saving option.
Time to Bake
Bake at 390 degrees for 18 minutes. Make sure to open and toss the potatoes regularly to prevent burning or over-browning. This will also give you a nice even crisp to your potatoes. I tried to toss 3-4 times at intervals of 5-6 minutes apart.
While the potatoes are baking reheat your sliced turkey and gravy in your Instant Pot. I presliced all my turkey into thin strips and then added in all my leftover gravy which was approximately 2 cups, the added an extra 1/4 cup of water. I sealed my Instant Pot and set it to Manual/High-Pressure Cook for 6 minutes which was perfect.
To assemble layer potatoes into a bowl, top with meat, lots of gravy, and cheese curds. You can garnish with green scallions or herbs if you like for extra flavor.
Ninja Air Fryer Poutine
Ninja Air Fryer Poutine
- Instant Pot 3 Qt. Mini ( Recipe Can be doubled for larger size Instant Pots)
- Air Fryer
- 2-3 Large Potatoes Peeled, Diced
- 1 can Olive Oil Spray
- 1/2 tsp Penzeys Seasoned Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper Blend
- 1 lb Turkey or Chicken Leftover Sliced into thin pieces- you can use any kind of meat smoked sausage, pulled pork, brisket, ect.
- 2 cups Leftover Gravy
- 2 cups Cheese Curds
- 2-3 Scallions or Green Onions for Garnish only
- Start by making your homemade potatoes. I used an olive oil cooking spray to coat the potatoes along with the inside of our Ninja Air Fryer. Then I tossed the potatoes with pepper and seasoned salt.
- Bake at 390 degrees for 18 minutes. Make sure to open and toss the potatoes regularly to prevent burning or over-browning.
- This will also give you a nice even crisp to your potatoes. I tried to toss 3-4 times at intervals of 5-6 minutes apart.
- While the potatoes are baking reheat your sliced turkey and gravy in your Instant Pot. Pre slice turkey into thin strips and then add in the 2 cups of leftover gravy plus an extra 1/4 cup of water.
- Sealed the Instant Pot and set to Manual/High-Pressure Cook for 6 minutes, allow to vent naturally until potatoes are done cooking.
- To assemble layer potatoes into a bowl, top with meat, lots of gravy, and cheese curds. You can garnish with green scallions or herbs if you like for extra flavor.
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