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Video:How to Make a Gulf Coast Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich

with Gina Miller

A po' boy sandwich is a southern classic originating in in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. See our step-by-step instructions on making an authentic Gulf Coast shrimp po' boy sandwich.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Gulf Coast Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich

I’m Gina Miller for About.com, and I am making amazing gulf coast fried shrimp po’ boy’s sandwiches.

Origins of the Po' Boy

Originating from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, there are many stories as to the origin of the po' boy. One theory claims that "po' boy" was coined in a New Orleans restaurant. In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, restaurant owners in the French Quarter served the strikers free sandwiches, and would jokingly refer to these men as Poor Boys, or in the shortened Louisiana dialect, pronouncing it Po’Bo’s. Po boy’s almost always consists of meat or seafood, usually fried, served on French bread.

Po' Boy Ingredients

To make your Gulf coast fried Shrimp Po Boy’s you will need:
  • 1/2 lb med size peeled, de-veined & cleaned shrimp
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of corn meal
  • 3 Tablespoons Seasoning Mixture* (This mixture consist of 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, mixed together.)
  • 1 French bread loaf, approx 6 inches long, split in half.
  • Chopped lettuce & tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon of tarter sauce
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce or Tabasco sauce (optional)

Prepare the Shrimp

Heat canola oil in a fry pan to 360 degrees F.

Sprinkle cleaned shrimp with 1 Tablespoon of seasoning mixture.

Combine flour, corn meal and 2 tablespoons of seasoning mixture in a bowl.

Coat seasoned shrimp in flour mixture and place into hot oil, cook until golden brown, turning often, cooking for approx. 4 minutes. Do not over cook shrimp!

Remove shrimp from oil and drain on paper towel.

Assemble the Po' Boy

Split the French bread loaves and spread tarter sauce on both sides of bread, Add the shrimp, lettuce, and tomatoes, sprinkle with Louisiana hot sauce at this point if you prefer spicy touch.

Um’ delicious Gulf Coast Fried Shrimp Po’Boy’s ….your gonna love this sandwich!

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