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Shrimp Po' Boy

A great sandwich for Mardi Gras or any day of the year!! Spicy shrimp with a spicy aioli and lettuce and tomato. A mouthful of deliciousness.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: hot sauce, sandwich, shrimp, spicy
Servings: 2 Sandwiches
Author: HelenFern
  • 1 12" Baguette
  • 1 cup raw, cleaned shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoons Franks hot sauce
  • 1/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon flour
  • pinch baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • shredded lettuce
  • thick tomato slices
  • canola oil for frying
  1. Toss the shrimp in 2 Tablespoon of franks and let set for about 2 hours.

  2. Set up two bowls; one with 1/4 cup flour with a pinch of baking powder and a second with the buttermilk, egg, 1 Tablespoon flour, salt and pepper. Use a whisk to blend the batter smooth.

  3. Heat the oil to 350° to 375°.

  4. Dredge the shrimp in the flour, then coat well with the batter.

  5. Carefully drop in the oil and fry until golden.

  6. While the shrimp are cooking, whisk together the mayonnaise and 1 Tablespoon hot sauce. Set aside.

  7. Remove the shrimp from the oil and drain. I like to use coffee filters. They are super absorbent.

  8. Cut the baguette in half crosswise and length wise, creating two sandwich rolls. Toast the buns until lightly golden, then slather with the spicy mayo.

  9. Top with some shrimp, shredded iceberg lettuce and fat slices of tomato. Put the lid on and take a marvelous bite!

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