Fried Shrimp Po’boy With Creole Remoulade Recipe

Fried Shrimp Po’boy With Creole Remoulade is an iconic New Orleans sandwich, filled with crispy fried shrimp served on buttered French bread. Yum!

When I go back home to New Orleans the first 2 things I get are a drive-through daiquiri and a fried shrimp Po’boy.  I know I’m home and in heaven.

Ask anyone from New Orleans where to get the best Po’boy and you are sure to get a passionate response – because everyone has a favorite – mine is Acme Oyster House in the Quarter.


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Fried Shrimp Po'boy with Creole Remoulade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Crispy Fried Shrimp on buttered crusty French bread with a remoulade drizzle is just about the perfect sandwich. It can be dressed with lettuce and tomato, but I prefer mine naked!
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  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp - about 36, Fresh Gulf coast or Pink Key West - peeled and deveined
  • Cajun Spice Mix - homemade or packaged
  • 12 oz bottle Abita Beer Amber - or other craft brewed Amber
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 t cayenne - or more to taste
  • black pepper - to taste
  • 1 t Tabasco - or more to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 French rolls - split horizontally
  • Rémoulade - see recipe link in notes

To Dress Po'boy

  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • dill pickles
  • hot pepper sauce - optional, preferably Tabasco or Crystal


Fried Shrimp

  • Marinate shrimp in Beer and Tabasco for 5 minutes
  • Heat deep fryer based on manufacturers instructions
  • Thoroughly mix flour, cornmeal, cajun spice mix, cayenne, and black pepper - make this as spicy as you like
  • Dredge shrimp in flour mixture and immediately deep fry until golden and cooked through, about 4 or 5 minutes. Don't overcrowd the deep fryer, cook in batches, and make sure the deep fryer returns to the correct cooking temperature before cooking the next batch.
  • Drain on paper towel

Po Boy Assembly

  • Melt the butter
  • Lightly Toast the bread in an oven or on a griddle
  • Brush inside of top and bottom piece of bread with melted butter
  • Slather on some remoulade to taste
  • Add the fried shrimp
  • Dress if desire
  • Add a dash or hot sauce if you like
  • Put the top on
  • Enjoy


Make your own Cajun Spice Mix and Creole Remoulade.
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