Making Movie Night Delicious
We tend to be pretty busy 90% of the time, but in that 10% that we find the chance to hide away at home with just the four of us we really enjoy cuddling up, eating some delicious food and watching a movie (or two … or three).
Bradley Cooper’s new movie, Burnt, recently released in theater and it looks amazing! We love cooking movies, shows, etc. We were inspired by Burnt movie to use one of Castello cheese‘s delicious gourmet cheeses in one of our family’s favorite movie appetizers–poutine! Now while you typically use cheese curd in poutine we thought we’d give it a Burnt movie spin and use they’re amazing Aged Havarti. It’s strong, yet smooth, and very delicious if you like a moderately sharp cheese.
Never had poutine or curious as to how we make ours? Get ready to feel compelled to lick your screen … or at least run out to the store for supplies to make it!
What You Need:
1-2 Russet Potatoes per person (you can use other potatoes, but we think these have the best flavor and texture)
2-3 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dash Sea Salt
Castello Cheese Aged Havarti
Your favorite gravy (we tend to be partial to Bisto, but use what you like best!)
Preheat your oven to 425 and line a large baking sheet with tin foil. You can forgo the tin foil, but we find it helps as sometimes hand-cut fries will stick a bit even with the olive oil.
Begin by washing your potatoes, then cutting them lengthwise into 1/2 to 3/4 in. slices. Cut those slices into fries that are roughly 1/2 to 3/4 in. wide. We always leave the skin on because it’s delicious and full of good things.
Once those are cut, sprinkle them with a dash of salt (to taste) and give them a toss in the olive oil. Spread those out in a single, flat layer on your lined baking sheet and pop them in your preheated oven for 40 min. Depending on how many potatoes you cook at a time, they should cook in 40 minutes, but if they aren’t a little golden brown in some spots leave them in for an extra 5 min or so.
When those have about 10 minutes left, take out your Castello cheese Aged Havarti and cut it into small cubes. They do not need to be uniform. Then begin to make or heat up your gravy. I’m a fan of Bisto’s instant granules, but you can use whatever you have leftover from a holiday meal or in the cabinet.
Once your fries are done, allow them to cool for a couple minutes so that you can handle them a tiny bit and pull them off the tin foil. We find that lifting the tin foil up a bit at a time at a 90 degree angle from the pan, then gently peeling them off works best and prevents you from losing half of your fries to breakage.
Place your fries on a plate, sprinkle some Castello cheese Aged Havarti on them and pour your gravy over.
Voila! So yummy, so easy and a perfect movie snack.
Castello cheese is celebrating Bradley Cooper’s Burnt Movie with an amazing sweepstakes! Simply visit the Castello & Burnt campaign page for delicious inspiration, and to enter the Unlock Your Inner Chef sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes, including:
– A private cooking class for two
– A year’s worth of Castello cheese
How fabulous is that? Good luck and happy cooking!