Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich

Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich

 Shrimp Po' Boy is a classic Louisiana sandwich that is typically made with deep-fried shrimp and served on a French bread roll. Here's a recipe to make your own Shrimp Po' Boy at home:


For the Remoulade Sauce

  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice (dill or sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cloves garlic , grated
  • grind of black pepper

For the Fried Shrimp

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp , peeled and deveined, tail removed, patted dry
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Canola or Vegetable oil , for frying

For Assembly

  • 4 (8-inch) French loaves , split horizontally
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce , shredded
  • 2-3 tomatoes , sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3-4 large dill pickles rounds , sliced into rounds


For the Remoulade Sauce

  1. Whisk everything together and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the Fried Shrimp

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; divide the spice mixture in half.
  2. Place shrimp in a bowl and toss to coat with half of the spice mixture.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, and the remaining half of the spice mixture.
  4. In a 3rd bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and hot sauce.
  5. Dip seasoned shrimp in the buttermilk, then coat with flour mixture shaking off any excess.
  6. Pour oil to a depth of 2-inches into a deep, wide pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  7. Working in batches, fry shrimp until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per batch. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

To Assemble the Po’ Boys

  1. To assemble the sandwiches, slice the bread loaves almost all the way through and slather top and bottom with the remoulade sauce.
  2. Put a layer of shredded lettuce on the bottom of the sandwich, followed by tomato slices and pickles. Top with the shrimp.
  3. Press the top of the bread down on the bottom, compressing the sandwich a little.


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