It's been a while since I have had poutine. Even longer since I have had poutine this good. The fries were fantastic, though I used too much oil. (Hence the oil speech there at number 5) Basically we had too much oil and would have been just as well to deep fry the potatoes. So if you're trying to at least slightly health-i-fy this recipe, yeah, watch the oil.
The husband and I were very naughty and had this as an entire meal. But it will do nicely for a spectacular side to something a little more on the light end of the food spectrum. A salad and/or fish would be a good accompaniment. Or serve this up in tiny plates for a great appetizer before the main course.