Sandwich Essentials: Spicy Catfish Po’ Boy

Andy Anderson !


One of my goals at JAP is to create enough “Master” and “Essential” recipes that I could use them to create other recipes.

This is a simple recipe to assemble, and so yummy.

Serve with some coleslaw, French fries, or just on its own.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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20 Min
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1 medium
catfish filet, more on this later
2 medium
french bâtard, or other crusty bread
3 Tbsp
dressing, more on that later
1/2 medium
ripe tomato sliced
lettuce, chopped, for garnish
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


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2Gather your Ingredients.

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3Slice the bread open, and spread some dressing on both cut sides.

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4Chef’s Note: The dressing should be something that you like. For example, you could take some mayo, and add some Dijon and cayenne. Have some fun and play with it. I do have a recommendation for a good sauce at the bottom of the recipe.

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5Add a bed of lettuce to the bottom of the cut roll.

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6Place the catfish on top (recipe recommendation at the bottom of the recipe).

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7Put some nice fresh tomatoes on top, and season with a bit of salt and pepper.

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8Top with the other half of the bun, cut and half, and serve. Enjoy.

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9Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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12If you want an oven-baked catfish filet with a kick try this recipe:
Southern Essentials: Oven-Baked Catfish

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13Looking for a good sauce to compliment this sandwich… here ya’ go:
Andy’s Not So Secret… Secret Sauce

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14Like some coleslaw with that sandwich, check this recipe out:
Andy’s Amazing Coleslaw

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15And finally, if you just have to have some fries with that, you have to check out this recipe from Bonnie:

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern