"This dish is a play on poutine, a popular fries, gravy and cheese-curd dish originating in Quebec," says Garratt. "We've flipped it around to highlight a few humble but essential building blocks of the French culinary repertoire: leek, onion and cheese. The cheese 'fries' are a bit of fun and tick the box for a fried component in the dish. Any hard-cooked curd-style cheese would suit this application - Gruyère, Comté, L'Etivaz, even cheddar."
Note Piment d'Espelette is French dried, flaked chilli and is available from herbies.com.au.