28 Sep 10 Canadian delicacies you have to try
The Great White North is more than just Mounties and bagged milk. Canada has some deliciously unique food options that any visitor has to try. These will leave your stomach full and your brain confused, as some are the weirdest, but tastiest combinations ever thought up!
Poutine, pronounced POO-TEEN, is Canada’s take on how to combine the most amount of fats into one delicious, now world renowned, snack. Poutine is a base of delicious crispy French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. That 3-ingredient base has been modified to include a plethora of meats, as well, depending on where you are in Canada.
- Butter tarts
What’s better than a flaky pastry crust willed with fruit? A flaky, pastry crust filled with butter, sugar, and eggs. It’s like taking the best ingredients for cookies and putting them in a pie as filling.
While bagel isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada, New York’s got nothing on Montreal-style bagels. In Montreal, they’re thinner, denser, and sweeter. Oh, and always wood-fire baked.
- Lobster Rolls
Like anywhere else on the east coast, lobster is a must, and Nova Scotia is no stranger to it. In fact, they pile it high in the middle of a roll that looks like a mix between two slices of white bread and a hot dog bun.
- Saskatoon Berry Pie
If you’ve never heard of a Saskatoon berry, then you may want to head up to Saskatoon and taste them for yourself. With a sweet, almond-like flavor, this berry has been made famous in a pie that named a city.
- Peameal Bacon
Peameal bacon is the age old question of “what’s pink and red and yellow all over?” This Canadian classic is boneless pork loin, wet-cured, then rolled in cornmeal. It’s yellow crust will only serve to complement this piggy masterpiece
What do you do when an actual beaver’s tail doesn’t taste good? You make a snack that looks just like it. Take a flat, deep-fried dough, and add Nutella, peanut butter, or any other topping you want. Delicious!
- Tire d’érable sur la neige
The translation roughly means maple taffy. It’s taste and process is the most Canadian thing on this list. Boiled maple syrup is dumped over cold, frozen snow causing the syrup to harden into a taffy-like substance. Slap it on a popsicle stick and get to eatin’!
- Ketchup Chips
This one has many people in the southern neighboring Us wondering why they don’t have access to these salty snacks. Instead of the traditional bar-b-q or sour cream and onion, the chip winner up north is Ketchup-flavored. They taste like fries dipped in ketchup, but they’re in a bag that can be eaten at any time! So perfect!
- Pouding chômeur
The final item on the list translates to “unemployment pudding”. Made popular during the great depression, this purely Canadian treat consists of cake batter topped with hot syrup. We’re guessing they use maple syrup.