TOP 10: Traditional Quebec Recipes
#7 – Slow Cooker Ham with Beer and Maple Syrup
Ham is an all-the-time food across Canada, though it’s especially a feature of holiday meals. Generally glazed in something sweet, our version is extra Canadian, with maple syrup and beer. Every Canadian pretty much loves those two things. All that’s missing from this dish is a hockey game to watch on TV.
#6 – Tapioca Pudding
Tapioca is a starchy substance extracted from the root of the cassava plant (also called manioc and yuca), which grows in tropical countries. The starch is transformed into small granules or pearls of various sizes, colours and glossiness. Having fallen out of fashion for a while, tapioca is now being resurrected as “bubble tea”, a refreshing, colourful and trendy drink, originally from Taiwan, which has recently invaded major North American cities. Here, we are proposing a pudding, as it is the tradition in many quebecois families.
#5 – Date Squares
These squares are delicious sweet bites, much like Fig Newtons. They are the gluten-free version of the traditional squares made with oats.
#4 – Chicken Savoury Pie
Individual chicken pot pies are a pretty popular in Quebec: You can find them at just about every supermarket. They’re fast, easy, and delicious, but not always the healthiest. Check out our version, which is just as good, but much better for you.