Vegan MoFo 19: PB&J Poutine

Poutine, handI resisted making this one, but finally caved when I started imagining how a spicy peanut butter sauce and a sweet berry sauce would taste on oven-roasted potatoes.  It started sounding pretty good.  The original is at Number 28 on 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter and Jelly with an offering from Potato Champion Food Truck in Oregon.  I’ve never had real Canadian-style Poutine, nor have I eaten at Potato Champion, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.

Plate of Fries



  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into thin fries
  • 1 large potato, cut into thin fries
  • generous splash Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to coat the fries with the seasonings.
  2. Bake fries for 30-35 minutes, turning halfway through, until fries are tender and browned.  Place fries on a serving plate and drizzle liberally with peanut sauce and blackberry sauce.  Serve with extra sauce on the side.

Blackberry Sauce

Makes ~1 cup


  • 1/4 cup fruit-sweetened blackberry jam
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice + zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. white wine, optional
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • pinch salt
  • dash smoked paprika
  • pinch of chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 water
  • 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder


  1. In a small saucepan, combine jam through chile powder.  Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally, breaking down the blackberries with a spoon.  Let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, then carefully strain through a sieve and discard the solids.  Return the sauce to the pan.  Whisk together the water and arrowroot powder and pour into the sauce.
  2. Turn the heat to very low and stir constantly until the mixture begins to thicken.  Do not let it boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and use immediately, or let cool before storing in the refrigerator.  The sauce will thicken as it cools. This will make more than you’ll need for the 2 servings of fries.

Peanut Sauce

Makes ~1 1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts (if using salted nuts, taste before adding salt)
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. chipotle in adobo sauce (more if you like it hot)
  • 6 oz. unsweetened plain yogurt (I used coconut yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • pinch salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth.  Use immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.  This recipes makes more than you’ll need for the 2 servings of fries.

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40 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 19: PB&J Poutine

  1. coconutandberries

    This is crazy! Looks amazing but I’m not sure I could get behind pb + j with potatoes..
    The smoky pb sauce would be good on anything I’m sure.

  2. Sophie33

    These 2 special sauces are made in a very original savoury way, I love that! I would have never thought of using PEanuts,in a savoury way like that. MMMMMMMM!

  3. Kelli

    Hmmm. My first thought was “um, yuck” :) But now I’m not so sure… I just may have to try it. Thanks for expanding our horizons!

  4. narf77

    I think you just created a Pinterest ready viral post here Annie. Not sure if you noticed but that very first image (that I am SO going to pin…) looks just like a dead mans finger dripping blood and goo…Halloween, here this post comes! Look out Omni’s, your kids are going to want (shock HORROR) VEGAN FOOD this Halloween!!! ;). Seriously though, as someone who imbibes in Asian food most of the time, the berry sauce is no different to Chinese plum sauce and the peanut butter sauce is no different to satay sauce folks if you think of it as Chinese spuds gone Canadian you should be able to get your head around it ;). Love it, making it…eating it :)

      1. narf77

        Now I just saw a recipe for sweet potatoes with marshmallows and candied cranberries etc. and THAT is disturbing! I hope this recipe does go viral ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. janet @ the taste space

    This sounds crazy…. really.
    Original poutine is actually pretty good although not in my vegan vocabulary. We made it Asian-style last week with kimchi and BBQ jackfruit, though. It was divine. Maybe I will try the PB & J theme next.

  6. the vegan kitchen of dr caligari

    How can I resist eating this? The smoky peanut sauce is really interesting and it’s going to be the first recipe I make after MoFo. Only not sure if I can find out chipotle here.
    Bravo :)

  7. gigiveganville

    I am glad the bloody finger was not yours. I can totally see how this would work peanut sauce and like sweet bbq sauce thingy right. This is a destination dish at Annie’s :)

  8. veghotpot

    I completely understand this recipe and really really want to try it!! We’ve been in love with poutine ever since we visited Canada last year and this is a great twist on the original!

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  11. Herbivore Triathlete

    Yes, yes, yes!! I love poutine in all it’s gravy, cheese and fries glory. This version is brilliant, love it Ann!

  12. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Well this is just about the MOST EPIC thing I have ever seen. Your genius never ceases to amaze me!


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