Canada, our dear neighbors to the north have given us numerous treats over the years. Whether your first thought is of Canadian maple syrup or the tasty treat known as beaver tail, Canada has offered some interesting culinary dishes. Read on to learn of beaver tail and other delicious Canadian treats for those who live there every day.
A beaver tail is a welcome treat to locals and visitors alike. The beaver tail, so shaped after a mascot like animal for the country, is a pastry that has been stretched by hand and float cooked on canola oil. Serve piping hot, topped with butter, and then has extras added to suite your personal tastes, chocolate and bananas anyone? The treat is a family recipe and is typically served at the chain restaurant BeaverTails that made it popular.
Though this delicacy is enough, Canada has much more to offer. Perhaps you prefer a meal on a bun such as the Full Mounty burger loaded with poutine and marrow. Poutine are fries with cheese curd and brown gravy and marrow is just as it sounds. This burger has a bit of everything. If in Canada you may also want to try the Monteal smoked meat that is Canada’s answer to pastrami. This brisket is marinated for a long time in peppercorn and light sugar to create a bold smoky flavor in a thin beef. Maybe Canadian comfort food is more your style? If so try Pate Chinois that is a great deal like shepherd’s pie in that it has a layer of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and beef. If you simply want a snack then try poutine alone. Who wouldn’t love a snack of gravy and cheese curd topped fries?
If you have a sweet tooth try Canadian Nanaimo bars that feature a graham cracker base, chopped nuts, a custardy middle part, and a chocolate top. Different flavors are available from the many spots that serve this delicacy. Timbits are also a great option from Tim Hortons. These tiny bite sized donut holes come in flavors like apple fritter and blueberry for added variety. So weather you have a hearty appetite or a sweet tooth, head up to Canada and enjoy some of their culinary creations.