I was given a couple of boxes of St. Hubert's new Poutine Bites to sample recently. It's their new"Appy Hour" quick heat and serve appetizer. They are what they call an #insideoutpoutine.
They are bite size quick to make appetizers with mashed potatoes coated in breadcrumbs and stuffed with cheese and gravy. Less mess and you can eat them with your fingers even.
All you have to do is either quickly deep fry them or you heat them in the oven. I heated them in the oven for about 15 minutes. You cook them from frozen so they are great to stash in your freezer in case you don't have enough food or someone drops in unexpectedly. You never know. I was surprised that the box didn't even take up much space in my freezer which is tiny and always full.
I served them up at my Holiday party on the weekend. They don't come with a dipping sauce but I served them with a bit of BBQ Sauce on the side.
My friend's 1 year old daughter even had one. For her tiny fingers and mouth it wasn't a one bite but more of a squish and eat a bit. But she seemed to like it. I think she was trying to figure out what it was since she just started eating real food.
So if you are looking for more time to spend with friends and family during the holidays and still have a stress free Holiday dinner party then this is a good way to start it off. You don't have to have a lot of culinary skills to present a cool looking platter. Just a baking tray an oven and a serving platter and some toothpicks is all you need to get this out to your guests in a hurry.
Look out for them in your freezer section of your grocery store soon.
They are also great for Football and other sports parties and also kids birthday parties since they don't leave a trail of gravy like traditional poutine does. They would probably also be a great after school snack for starving teenagers.
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*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Poutine bites were provided by Group St-hubert, Retail Division and I am being compensated monetarily for this post but all of the opinions in this post are my own.