Have you ever heard about Poutine? If you’re from Canada or have ever visited this country, you might have already heard of the Dish Poutine. In Europe, it’s more or less not known, until now!? In Cologne, just a quick walk from my Hotel, Lindner City Plaza, there is FRITTENWERK. In the meantime it’s a branch of several stores in Germany, selling nothing else than Fries, or “Fritten” in German. Okay, they are also offering a bit more than just Fries, but everything is focussed on fried and well-cut potatoes. And Poutine. The classic recipe for Poutine with its origins in Quebec goes like this: take a portion of fried and hot french fries, top them with cheese curds (intended to melt) and pour brown gravy all over. And ready is your portion of Poutine, spelt as Pu-ti:n.
When I visited FRITTENWERK Cologne at around 3 pm, I expected the store to be almost empty. But nope! Thus, the store wasn’t packed, it was quite busy for a Monday afternoon. As a vegetarian, I went for their Montreal Style Poutine for 5,50€. It’s a large portion of house fries with a creamy mushroom cream sauce and melting mozzarella cheese curds. Is your mouth already watering just from reading this? Besides several Poutine, they also offer regular fries with dips like warm ketchup, mayonnaise or sour cream, as well as snacks like Currywurst, Chicken or Coleslaw. My Veggie Poutine in Cologne at FRITTENWERK was a feast! Hot sauce over crispy fries, all in combination with melting mozzarella cheese. So good!
Address FRITTENWERK Pommesmanufaktur Köln
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm, Sun 12pm – 9 pm