Shrimp Po Boys 🍤

Shrimp Po Boys 🍤

Are you tired of eating the same ham and cheese sandwich? Let’s spice things up and create some Shrimp Po Boys ! 🍤It’s one of the many soul-enriching Southern foods loaded with varying textures and flavors that will excite you to recreate this recipe for your next meal ! 😋

Serves: 3 / Prep Time: 15 min / Cook Time: 20 min


  1. 4 French loaves split horizontally (8 in long)
  2. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  3. 1 tsp garlic powder
  4. 3 tsp kosher salt
  5. 2 tsp paprika
  6. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  7. 45 raw medium shrimp (2 lbs) peeled, deveined, and tail off
  8. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1 cup cornmeal
  10. 1 cup buttermilk
  11. shredded iceberg lettuce
  12. sliced tomatoes
  13. canola/vegetable oil
  14. dill pickles for garnish
  15. 3 tbsp XXX Sauce
  16. Kimchi Mayo


  1. Mix salt, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together. Divide the spice mixture in half.
  2. Season the shrimp with the first half of the spice mixture.
  3. Mix the flour, cornmeal, and the second half of the spice mixture together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk and XXX Sauce.
  5. Dip the seasoned shrimp in the buttermilk, then coat the shrimp with the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. If you prefer a thicker coating, repeat this step.
  6. Chill the shrimp in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  7. Pour the oil into a deep, wide pot with a depth of about 2 in. Heat the oil to 350° F.
  8. Working in batches, fry the shrimp until golden brown. This will take about 3-4 minutes per batch.
  9. Transfer the shrimp onto the paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  10. Build your sandwich on the French bread and layer it with Kimchi Mayo, sliced lettuce, tomato, and pickles. Finally, top off the sandwich with a pile of fried shrimp and extra Kimchi Mayo / XXX Sauce.

Say goodbye to your boring Ham and Cheese sandwich. Say hello to crunchy, crispy, and juicy goodness with Shrimp Po Boys! 🍤

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