Oh Boy, New Orleans Po boys!


I was watching the New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys football game Sunday night in my hotel room in Wisconsin wishing I was in New Orleans.  The Saints beat the Cowboys so bad, I knew it was going to be a party at home.  Two things New Orleans is known for is great parties and great food.  I started craving for a taste of home again, so when I finally made it back to Illinois (current home) yesterday, I immediately went to the store and purchased the simple ingredients for my Po boy.

Most po boy shops in New Orleans serve shrimp, oyster, soft shell crab, catfish, crawfish, hot sausage, roast beef and ham&cheese po boys on french. When you order these sandwiches the waiter will ask if you want it “dressed”.  This simply means add lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. 

I wanted a shrimp po boy and my husband usually eats the shrimp and oyster combo.  Well, I don’t eat oysters and I do not like to feel of raw oysters in my hands (crazy), so I substituted the oyster for fish.  He loves tilapia, so I surprised him with a fish and shrimp po boy.

All you need is:

loaf of French bread

peanut oil for frying

1 lb shrimp




sandwich pickles

2 eggs


Louisiana Cajun Fish Fry Seasoning

1/2 teaspoon Creole Mustard (optional)

I use a batter for my fried seafood which include an egg wash with creole mustard, flour and Louisiana Cajun fish fry. Dip your seafood in each mixture and fry. While shrimp and fish is frying, prepare your “dressed” ingredients.  Once the seafood is cooked, BAM, place on the dressed french bread.  Oh, I usually add ketchup and hot sauce to give it a little more kick!

Have you tried a New Orleans’ po boy?


2 thoughts on “Oh Boy, New Orleans Po boys!

  1. Pingback: 354/365: National Fried Shrimp Day* | Eat My Words

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