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Fried Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pound large shrimp completely cleaned
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper sauce like Frank's Red Hot
  • 4 hoagie rolls or french bread cut into fours and then cut lengthwise
  • 4 large green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 2 roma tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup dill pickles

Instructions

  • Pour enough oil into a dutch oven so that it comes up 2 inches from the bottom. Preheat oil over medium heat until it registers 360 degrees F.
  • While your oil is heating up, prepare your shrimp. Season the shrimp generously with salt and black pepper. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, creole seasoning and cayenne pepper. Split the mixture evenly into two smaller bowls. In another bowl, add the beaten eggs.
  • Add the shrimp to one of the bowls with the flour mixture and toss. Then transfer the shrimp to the bowl with the eggs and turn to coat. Lastly transfer the shrimp to the second bowl with the flour mixture. Toss until the mixture adheres, pressing to adhere where needed.
  • Fry the shrimp in batches until they are cooked through and golden brown, which won't take long, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to get rid of any excess grease.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo and cayenne pepper sauce. Slather the mayo mixture onto the 4 hoagie rolls and then top with shrimp, lettuce, tomato and pickle. Drizzle with more cayenne pepper sauce if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately!