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Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy Recipe

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I don’t know if it is my recent trip to NOLA sans a decent Po’ Boy or a recent trip to the beach, eating lots o’ seafood. Either way, I’ve had Po’ Boys on the brain. Here’s a recipe I came across for a Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy.

Ingredients to make an the best Shrimp PoBoy sandwich

1 10-12″ long piece of New Orleans Style French Bread
4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
3 Tbsp Creole Mustard
Pickle Slices
3/4 Cup Shredded Lettuce
Tomato Slices (Optional)
Fried Shrimp for Filling (Recipe below)

Slice the bread horizontally about 3/4 of the way through, leaving it hinged.

Spread the Mayonnaise on the inside of the bottom portion of the bread, spread the Creole Mustard on the inside of the Top portion.

Layer you pickles and Tomatoes (if using) on the bottom portion of the French Loaf. Fill with the lettuce, then top with the Fried Shrimp.

Fried Shrimp for your delicious home made po boy

2 1/2 Cups Vegetable Oil for Frying
1/2 Cup A.P. Flour
1/4 Cup Corn Flour (Masa Harina)
1/4 Cup Corn Meal
2 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Water
1 Cup Peeled & Deveined Medium Shrimp

Directions for making a marvelous Po Boy sandwich at home

Heat the oil to 360 degrees F in a 2 qt. saucepan.

Season the flour with 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning in a bowl.

In another bowl, Mix the egg well with 2 Tbsp of water.

In another bowl, Mix the Corn flour and Corn Meal and the remaining 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning.

Dredge the shrimp in the seasoned flour, then the egg wash, then the corn product mixture.

Fry in batches in the 360 degree oil until just golden brown. Do not overcrowd the pan, and let the oil come back to temperature
before frying another batch.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!