Jeannie's Fresh Cut Fries is a historic chip wagon in the town of Elgin. It has been around for over ten years and knows the poutine game well. Thus, I had high expectations for this first stop on my tour. As one can see below, I was not let down.
FRIES: Awesome. They are crispy and salty.
CHEESE: Good curds. They are dispersed well throughout and have a nice salty flavor.
GRAVY: Solid. Good consistency (not too thin or thick) and a good beefy/peppery flavor.
ARRANGEMENT: Layered well with ingredients throughout. Amount of gravy just perfect so that fries stay crispy.
SIZE: Perfect size. Comes in a round dish that fits comfortably into a single hand for easy maneuvering.
COST: $4.50 (Average)
COMMENTS: This is the best poutine I've had since Montreal. The fries are the strongest element but the curds and gravy provide a solid backing to these all-star chips. It is going to be difficult to top Jeannie's.
OVERALL SCORE: 8.5/10 - This is high quality poutine and deserves high marks. Jeannie knows what she's doing and it's going to be difficult to find a contender to top this delicious treat.