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February’s SnackCrate country of the month is Canada! Step into this winter wonderland and explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Canadian culture. You’ll experience historic cities, awe-inspiring landscapes, and breathtaking wildlife. Your February SnackCrate is also filled to the brim with popular Canadian snacks including Bear Paws, Ruffles All Dressed, Maple Lollipops, and Mr. Big bars!
Ice hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer) are both national sports of Canada.
While Canada is known for its picturesque mountains, it is also home to two deserts.
Over 10% of the world’s forests are located in Canada.
The world’s second-largest country by area, Canada extends across the entire North American continent and is bordered by three oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic. Ottawa is the capital of Canada, whereas Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are three of its major metropolitan areas.
Across Canada, you’ll find an expansive set of natural geographic features including boreal forests, arctic plains, riparian zones, open prairies, and even two deserts! These diverse ecozones support over 80,000 distinct species of wildlife, including some of North America’s most iconic species. Over half of Canada’s land area is still relatively free from human activity, which allows grizzly bears, moose, caribou, lynx, and other animal species to continue to thrive.
Inside the county’s most popular cities, Canadians have developed a rich and exciting culture. Pillars of Canadian culture include ice hockey, traditional dishes such as poutine, universal health care, and a general propensity to favor honesty and fairness.
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Maple Root Beer
Tap into a true taste of Canada as you take a swig of this refreshing maple-flavored soda!
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Transport your taste buds to Canada by trying this simple and tasty Poutine recipe!
Arguably the most recognizable dish to come out of Canada, Poutine is a combination of French fries, savory brown gravy, and delicious cheese curds. Worthy of your finest fork, this poutine recipe is easy to make and will certainly wow your family and friends! Poutine originated in Quebec, a predominantly French-speaking province located in the eastern portion of the country. Many variations of the dish have emerged through the years, including ones topped with bacon, green onions, parsley, and other ingredients.
45 - 60 minutes
2 - 3
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 4 cups peanut or canola oil
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 clove garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ tsp thyme
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 ¼ cups condensed beef broth
- 8 ounces cheese curds
- 1 bundle green onions or parsley
Make Fries: Cut potatoes into ¼-inch thick strips. Place potatoes in a skillet and cover in cold oil. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Stir. Cook for 10 minutes until golden brown.
Prep Gravy: As fries are cooking, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes, then add butter. After the butter melts, add flour.
Add Broth: Cook gravy for an additional 5 minutes. Stir constantly. Add beef broth and 1 cup of water.
Finish Gravy: Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Strain gravy with a mesh strainer.
Combine: Place fries on the serving plate and top with cheese curds. Pour hot gravy over the fries and cheese.
Serve & Enjoy: Garnish with green onions or parsley, and serve immediately.
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