Shrimp Po'Boys

Total Time:
25 min
15 min
10 min

4 servings

  • Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk, eyeball it
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, deveined
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal or bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning a couple of palm fulls (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 4 soft club rolls or sub rolls, split
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 pieces Bibb or butter lettuce
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup spicy, grainy mustard
  • Few drops hot sauce

Preheat 1-inch of oil in a deep skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Beat egg and milk together. Pull tails off shrimp. Salt shrimp then soak in milk batter. Before you begin breading the shrimp, cover a plate with plastic wrap for easy clean up then mix together the flour, cornmeal or bread crumbs and seafood seasoning on the plate. Using tongs, remove a few shrimp at a time and coat in breading. Add breaded shrimp to the hot oil and fry them 5 to 6 minutes or until firm and deeply golden all over.

Pile lettuce and tomato on rolls and top with shrimp, douse the shrimp with a little lemon juice. Mix relish, mustard and hot sauce and dot the roll tops with spoonfuls of the sauce before setting into place.

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Quick, easy and delicous. The perfect meal for a Lenten Friday meal or anytime for that matter. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was looking for a receipe for shrimp po boy and when I searched saw Mrs. Ray's. Fantastic! Cruchy and succulent shrimp. My three year old grandchild enjoyed it as it was not over the top spicy. Paired it with mushroom fried using the same technique. Thankyou. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted the cornmeal for Panko and it was so amazing!!! I also made my own ranch sauce to drizzle over the top. I paired it with some broiled red potatoes. It was great and hubby loved it. Job done. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i was only cooking for myself (and future lunches) so I scaled down the recipe a bit, and used a french loaf from Pillsbury i had in my fridge. I also didn't have any cool seasonings like the seafood, or Cajun, so i used a Jamaican jerk. (i'm not too big on super spicy foods anyway). May not be Rachel Ray's way, but boy howdy it is delicious! i had too keep reminding myself that the shrimp was for the sandwich! will definitely make this when the husband comes back! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious! I just wanted to say that I love when people give recipes poor reviews when they didn't bother to follow the recipe to begin with. I see this all the time and it's very annoying. Blame yourself for your poor results! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 11 year old daughter put this recipe together - it was absolutely delicious. We used a loaf of french bread, cut in half length wise and filled it like a sub-sandwich. We also made dipping sauce for on the side - my son like to dip his sandwiches. The sauce we made for this was italian dressing, teriaki marinade, and honey dijon mustard - my daughter made it to her taste. A fun recipe to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was leary about cooking shrimps for 5-6 mins. But this recipe the sauce and everything was great. This was my first time trying this usually buy the sandwich, but know that I know that I can make it at home for cheap I will be doing it more often!!! Family also enjoyed it. On to the next recipe :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a quick lunch item, and it was quite good and very easy to make. I used Emeril's Essence rather than Old Bay- slighty sacreligious; it was delicious! I think that brings the flavor up a notch. I used fresh breadcrumbs and the breading was absolutely perfect. I'll definitely make this for the family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If your looking for a good poboy this is it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The shrimp needed more breading. I used cornmeal and not bread crumbs and it didn't stick very well when we fried it. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello