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Made it!!!!! AMAZING!!!!
Made this as written except for using homemade Emeril spice instead of Cajun. The fried shrimp with the cornmeal and flour coating are outrageous. I’ll be making this one on a regular basis.
Can I use coconut oil instead of peanut oil
Sure! You can sub peanut oil with coconut oil.
I do a seafood combo po boy. Clams oysters and shrimp. My husband loves it.
Yes, you must use really good french bread for Po Boys…every recipe I came across emphasized the importance of the bread! You can get the real thing (frozen) at Cajon Grocers online. You can also get the cajun mustard there as well as King Cakes and the BEST jumbo shrimp/prawns.
But, if you have a source for good bread that is fresh, USE IT!
Instead of lettuce and tomatoes, I’m going to use fried jalapeno slices to dress up my shrimp po boy.
That was just yummy, made with shrimps and that sauce on top of the bread.
Can this sandwich be frozen? I like to cook ahead. Thanks.
No. You can’t freeze it. Sorry. ~Hank
I just want to add that po’ boys can have anything from fried and boiled seafood to bologna, gravy, pickled mirlitons and potato salad can be put on them. My grandfather was from New Orleans and he would make po’ boys with all kinds of combinations of food.
Never had shrimp in my sandwich! Does the shrimp have to be fried?
It is traditionally fried, but you can cook the shrimp any way you want. ~Hank
This was GREAT!! Loved this sandwich, thank you!
Nice recipe! Here in LA state sea food and bar be q tend to rule the roost, so to speak. I want to try this with craw-fish instead, during the season. Can’t wait.
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Now I want one! My family makes the most delicious fried oysters, I think I’ll twist their arms and we’ll all have oyster po’boys. But Hank, I’m wondering-do you think a bolillo roll might work as a substitute for the french roll?
I just made this recipe and used bolillo and it tasted great!
There’s a cafe here (South Louisiana) that makes their po-boys with Andouille sausage. Just another great variation on the classic!
I see there have already been a lot of bread comments, but let me add this question: Could you provide a good, fool-proof recipe to bake your own French bread? We moved away from NOLA 8 years ago and I’ve learned to cook a lot of the things I miss myself, but I can not find anything that is even close to good french bread. (I also miss oysters, but hey, what can you do?)
Sorry, I am not a great baker. If I manage to recreate a great French sandwich loaf, you can bet I will post it, though. ~Hank
You mention Creole mustard in the recipe – I guarantee I would not be able to find this in the land down under. What would be an acceptable substitute?
A good Dijon mustard is pretty close. ~Hank
So good french bread is another one of those things almost impossible to get outside of Louisiana? That settles it, I’m never moving away.
I think most po’boys I’ve had were dressed with mayo rather than remoulade, but that sounds really tasty!
Thanks Hank – great recipe! My husband is from Mississippi, so we always fly into New Orleans and have enjoyed many a Po Boy in the area. Actually the best one was probably on a drive down to the Florida panhandle. Always with shredded lettuce, tomato, and pickle slices. I’m laughing that I’ve never thought to make them myself – it’s just something we have when we’re down there. Now that I see your post, I think I’ll surprise him.
You hit on one very important point. Slice the bread “almost” all the way through – When it’s connected along one side, it’s so much easier to eat, with all the fillings staying contained.
Hard to find amazing French bread, but unless there’s a great bakery nearby, I think that parbaked loaves (like from TJ’s or wherever else) come out pretty good.
pratfall: there are eggless mayos out there like Vegenaise by Follow Your Heart or Nayonaise by NaSoya (Vegenaise is better IMO!) As for the dredge, maybe you can try EnerG egg replacer. Its a potato starch and tapioca powder that you mix with water. It says its made for baking, but maybe it can be used here. They can both be found in health food type stores like Whole Foods or Huckleberry’s. Hope this helps!
My daughter has an egg allergy as well we use Just Mayo. It is very close to real mayo. No egg vegan. Wal-mart and target carry it.
I CANNOT wait to try this. I guess a clam po boy would work the same way?
Oooh! Clam Po Boy? Cool idea. Can you report back to us how it went? ~Hank