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Shrimp Po’ Boy

This Shrimp Po' Boy recipe delivers a thin, crispy batter-fried shrimp with a tangy creole sauce. Cajun food at it's best!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main, Sandwich
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: fried, New Orleans, po boy, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 1045kcal
Author: DSTR


The Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp Horseradish
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning depends on how spicy you want it
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice

Buttermilk Mixture

  • 1 Lb Shrimp We used large
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Creole seasoning

Dry Mixture

  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground black powder

The Sandwiches

  • 4 medium French bread loaves or hogies
  • Lettuce shredded
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Creole Sauce above


  • Preheat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse, peel, devein shrimp. (remove tail)
  • Mix buttermilk with 2 tsp creole seasoning in a medium bowl, add shrimp.
  • Mix cornmeal, flour, 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning and black pepper in a large bowl.
  • Working in batches, remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and transfer them to the dry mixture. Dredge to coat, shake to remove any excess.
  • Fry the shrimp in small batches in the oil until golden brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Assemble Po' boys as desired.


Calories: 1045kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 2042mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1678IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 8mg