“Playing Against Bad Odds Russian Roulette With the Heart” Frozen Grapes, Red Wine and Chocolate

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

October 21, 2015

Ahhh. The classic poutine, invented in Quebec, Canada, with crispy French fries smothered with gravy & cheese is a transcendent culinary experience in every way! You’ll be tempted to eat it all…you’ll see.

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1 cup seedless green grapes

1 cup seedless red grapes

1/4 cup white sugar

Extra Dark 80% chocolate, chilled

‘A bottle of the best’ red wine (or a nice Chablis if you prefer)


Remove grapes from stems and place in a colander. Wash thoroughly.

Place grapes in Ziploc bag. Pour sugar into the bag and seal. Gently shake the bag to evenly coat grapes with sugar. Arrange grapes on a paper towel to air-dry any remaining water, about 15 minutes 15 Minutes. Place grapes in a single layer on a shallow pan or baking sheet. Freeze for at least 2 hours 120 Minutes.

Serve grapes scattered on a wooden chopping board with pieces of chocolate and wine by the glass! How perfect is that?

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