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Recipe: How to make cannabis-infused poutine gravy

October 10, 2019

Poutine! For the uniniated, the iconic Canadian comfort food is a delcious mess of crispy fries and squeeky cheese curds smothered in velvety gravy. While the indulgent dish is a surefire recipe to satisfy the munchies, when made with cannabis-infused gravy, it might also be the source.

Our recipe incorporates home-made cannabutter and is intended to be low dose*. Starting with cannabis butter comprising roughly 130 mg THC, each half cup of gravy is designed to contain approximately 10 mg of THC, though results will vary depending on the potency of your infusion and can be adjusted accordingly.

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Recipe: How to make basic cannabis-infused butter

How to Make cannabis-infused poutine gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 litre chicken, beef, or mushroom stock
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ Spanish onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Tools

  • Two saucepots
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Ladle (for serving)

Directions

  1. In a saucepot over medium heat, add the cannabis butter and when it has melted, add the onions, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves
  2. Add the salt, and cook for 5-7 minutes until the onions are translucent but not browned
  3. Add the flour to the pot, and cook, stirring frequently, until the flour is golden brown
  4. Slowly whisk in the stock until no lumps remain and cook for 10-15 minutes, being sure to stir frequently, until you have a nice thick consistency
  5. Strain the gravy through a fine mesh strainer into a new sauce pot and return to medium heat
  6. Add the ketchup, soy sauce, and Worcestershire and adjust seasoning with salt and lots of cracked black pepper

Yield = 3 cups gravy

*Tips for dosing cannabis infusions

The potency of your infusions depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked to the potency of your starting material. To test the potency of your finished product, try spreading ¼ or ½ teaspoon on a snack and see how that dose affects you after an hour.

Decrease or increase dose as desired. You can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes.

Click here for more information on why potency is so difficult to measure in homemade cannabis edibles.

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Alex Goodall is a Toronto-based Chef with an affinity for cannabis.

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