Shrimp Po’ Boys are the best! Crispy fried shrimp are served on hoagie rolls and topped with a homemade Creole mayonnaise. Add lettuce and tomato and you’ve got a winner!
My husband and I love seafood – any kind, any place, any time. My husband also loves any kind of sandwich. Shrimp Po’ Boys with homemade Creole mayo is a favorite.
Origin of the Po’ Boy
There are several different versions of the origin of the New Orleans Po’ Boy. Most stories credit Clovis and Benjamin Martin, brothers and streetcar drivers, who opened a restaurant on St. Claude Avenue in the 1920s.
When streetcar drivers went on strike in 1929, the brothers created a cheaply made sandwich with leftover bits of beef and gravy on french bread and would serve it to the drivers from the back of their restaurant.
When an unemployed worker stopped by to get a sandwich, the kitchen help would yell, “Here comes another poor boy!” And that’s how the Po’ Boy got its name.
The sandwich has come a long way since then and the majority of Po’ Boys are made with fried seafood. They can also be made with anything from smoked sausage to cheeseburgers.
Shrimp Po’ Boys
You don’t have to travel to your favorite seafood restaurant to enjoy a Shrimp Po’ Boy. You can make these sandwiches at home.
According to my husband, my Po’ Boys are just as good (or better) than the ones he has eaten in top-notch restaurants.
I sound like a broken record when I say that my recipes are easy. It’s true. Most of my recipes are super easy and this one is no exception.
These shrimp Po’ boys would also be perfect to make at half time while watching the big game. Or anytime when you want to whip up something fast and tasty. Your family and friends will be impressed.
I try not to deep fry foods too often, but these shrimp are deep-fried and need to be soaked in the buttermilk/hot sauce mixture for about 20 minutes before frying.
In my opinion, peanut oil is always the best oil to use when deep frying.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 664Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 488mgSodium 2729mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 7gSugar 8gProtein 65g
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Do you have a favorite Po’ Boy?