Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Jolly Fryer

On our way to the Muskokas over Thanksgiving weekend, Richard and I stopped in Eganville, Ontario at The Jolly Fryer.

We had great hopes for a good poutine.

The seating area looked inviting and the weather was cool but fine for mid-October.

The poutine arrived, not hot enough. The fries were crispy, the gravy cool and the cheese. Gak! Shredded mozzarella and not curds. It automatically lost a full curd on our rating scale.

Overall, we were both underwhelmed and gave it a 3 out of 5 curds. I liked the fries a lot -- really crispy! Richard was less keen on the whole thing.

And that, I guess, will be the end of our outdoor poutine experiences for 2010. Many of the chip stands all over the countryside have now shut down for the season. See ya in the spring, outdoor poutine!

The Jolly Fryer, Hwy. 60, Eganville, Ontario.
Open seasonally.


Kay said...

You haven't lived until you've had Chez Nous Poutine in Timmins Ontario!

Marcia said...

Too bad about the lack of curds... but I love the double entendre name of the joint, complete with a Friar on the sign.

Medifast Coupons said...

We have a road side fry truck just outside of my little village, Big Chute Road, heading towards Big Chute. Anyways there is a fry truck that we all call dump road fries, they make everything from scratch, even grow the potatoes. The poutine is to honestly die for. The serving size is obscene, definitely something to share, but we never do. Check it out next year on your travels!

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Anonymous said...

not everyone likes the curds.....i personally like the shredded much better.....it melts better than curds.....if I wanted to just eat cold cheese, I would go buy some....we live in Eganville and haven't gone back since they changed to curds only.....give people the choice of what they want