A recipe posted on Twitter by federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh of his inspired Thanksgiving dish is proving to be a hit.
On Oct. 14, Singh posted a cooking video of himself making “Punjabi poutine,” which he calls his favourite meal to make at Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, good food & one more day of early voting.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 14, 2019
So I figured this is a good time to showcase one of my favourite meals to cook when the fam gets together.
Punjabi Poutine! It's like Punjabi & Quebec styles merging 🤯
Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/RfyGxV9wUz
In the video segment, which is titled Cooking wIth Jagmeet, Singh fries up onions and sweet potatoes, while talking to a contest winner about his love of the French language. He explains that the dish is a mix of French Canadian and Punjabi cultures, which pairs traditional spices for the gravy along with fried sweet potatoes and cheese curds.
There appeared to be a lot of interest in Singh’s dish, as he followed up the video by tweeting a shot of the handwritten recipe.
Lots of people are asking about the recipe, so here you go:— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 14, 2019
Cube sweet potatoes & stir fry in coconut oil
For the gravy, sauté onions, then add the rest of the veggies & season to taste
When sweet potatoes are about ready - add in cheese curds and pour on the gravy!! 🤙🏾 https://t.co/IrnkM4wC76 pic.twitter.com/PQ9xua6xcS
The video’s been viewed 152,000 times and has inspired a lot of hungry and inspired followers.
Tonight was a dinner conversation about politics with the kids. I decided to make this for them, something new..#punjabipoutine #JagmeetSingh #Election2019 #NDP #AndrewScheer pic.twitter.com/9PsBZfUrt4— Thomas Conolly (@Thomasjconolly) October 15, 2019
I find that first sautéing certain spices (turmeric and cumin especially) can be a really crucial step to bringing out their flavour and avoiding a grit texture. What do you think? #chefjagmeet #singh4pm #cdnpoli— Climate plans minus action equals zero 🍊 (@promich) October 15, 2019
As a cook I have to say not bad knife skills Jagmeet!!— Mamma (@Mamma93169031) October 15, 2019
Is it bad to vote for someone based on the creation of punjabi poutine? https://t.co/sTON34Qjxk— Steven Clark (@TheFwordNB) October 14, 2019
I’m still hungry for serious debate on policy, but now I’m also hungry for Punjabi poutine. https://t.co/38UO54TO3C— Chris Gareau (@chrisgareau) October 14, 2019