Fried Shrimp Po'Boys

Fried Shrimp Po'boys Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


When you think of these yummy sandwiches, you'll really be thinking of New Orleans.


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  • 1 lb
    uncooked large shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 c
    dry italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 large
  • 1 large
    egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    fine cracker meal*
  • 1 clove
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • ·
    additional cracker meal
  • ·
    vegetable oil
  • 8
    french rolls, split,toasted
  • ·
    purchased tartar sauce
  • ·
    shredded lettuce
  • ·
    sliced tomato
  • ·
    hot pepper sauce

How to Make Fried Shrimp Po'Boys


  1. Combine shrimp,breadcrumbs,egg,egg yolk,parsley,cracker meal,garlic and cayenne pepper in a processor. Using on/off turns, process until shrimp is finely chopped but not pasty. Form mixture into 24 balls,using 2 tbsp for each. Roll balls into cracker meal.
  2. Pour vegetable oil to depth of 3 inches in heavy large pot. Heat oil to 325. Working in batches,fry shrimp balls until golden brown,turning occasionally,about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon,transfer shrimp balls to paper towels and drain.
  3. Place 3 shrimp balls on bottom half of each roll. Top with tartar sauce,lettuce and tomato,then roll tops. Serve immediately,passing hot sauce separately.
  4. *Ground saltine crackers would work in place of cracker meal

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About Fried Shrimp Po'Boys

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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