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Shrimp Po-Boy

Shrimp Po-Boy

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Po'Boys 1x


Shrimp Po-Boy is a New Orleans style sandwich piled high with crispy fried shrimp dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and lots of mayo.



  • 1 Loaf French Baguette Bread ( cut into six 6 ‘long sandwich pieces or bigger) 
  • 2 pounds medium Shrimp, peeled & deveined 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry (or your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 5 cups oil for frying, or more (Vegetable or Peanut Oil) 
  • Mayo
  • 1 Large Tomato, sliced 
  • Shredded Lettuce 
  • Sliced Pickles
  • Optional – Remoulade Sauce, Hot Sauce, Cajun Seasoning 


For Fried Shrimp: 

  1.  Thaw, peel, and deveined shrimp.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees. 
  3. Make a milk bath with the milk, mustard, and eggs. Whisk together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the flour and Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry or your favorite fish fry. 
  4. Coat the shrimp in the flour mixture, dip the shrimp in the milk bath, then back into the flour mixture again. 
  5. Place batches of the shrimp into the oil, flipping occasionally. Fry the shrimp 4-5 minutes until golden brown. 
  6. Carefully remove the shrimp using a slotted spoon, and place them on a wire rack or cookie sheet lined with paper towels. Using a wire rack keeps the shrimp crisper than using paper towels. 

For the Po Boy Sandwiches :

  1. Cut the French Bread into six 6′ long pieces leaving the top and bottom hinged together.
  2. Slather on your mayo. Add slice tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles. Pile your shrimp on top.
  3. Sprinkle on your favorite Cajun seasoning, or drizzle on some Remoulade Sauce, or Hot Sauce. 
  4. Press down the top and enjoy!  


If you can’t find French Baguette Bread use Hoagie Bread or Pistolet Bread.

  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Keywords: Fried Shrimp, Po Boys, New Orleans Style, Sandwich, Cajun, Po-Boy, shrimp, seafood,