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Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich Recipe

These shrimp po boy sandwiches are quick, easy and full of authentic New Orleans flavor!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword shrimp po boy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 397kcal

Ingredients

For fried shrimp:

  • 1 lb (453g) large shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Franks Red Hot Buffalo Ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • oil for frying

For sandwiches:

  • 6 French bread rolls or hoagie buns
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • 1-2 jalapeños seeded and sliced
  • red onion thinly sliced
  • Remoulade Sauce

Instructions

To Cook Shrimp On Stovetop:

  • Add oil to a skillet, and heat to 350F / 176C.
  • Gather three small bowls. Combine the flour, salt, and chili powder in one. In another combine the egg and the buttermilk. In the last bowl, combine the panko, Franks Red Hot Buffalo Ranch seasoning, and the Italian seasoning.
  • Peel, de-vein and remove the tails from one pound of shrimp.
  • Start by coating the shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture, and lastly coat with the Panko seasoning.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until golden brown, for about 1-2 minutes per side, or for 3-5 minutes if fully submerged in the oil. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

To Cook Shrimp in Air Fryer:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360F / 182C.
  • Gather three small bowls. Combine the flour, salt, and chili powder in one. In another combine the egg and the buttermilk. In the last bowl, combine the panko, Franks Red Hot Buffalo Ranch seasoning, and the Italian seasoning.
  • Peel, de-vein and remove the tails from one pound of shrimp.
  • Start by coating the shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture, and lastly coat with the Panko seasoning.
  • Shake off excess crumbs and place half of the shrimp in the air fryer basket and coat with cooking spray.
  • Cook about 8 minutes, until crispy and golden brown, turning once halfway through.
  • Remove from air fryer, set aside, and then repeat with the remaining shrimp.

To Assemble Po Boy Sandwiches:

  • Slice rolls or buns in half.
  • Spead remoulade sauce onto both halves of the bread.
  • Place fried shrimp onto the bottom half of the bread and then pile on the tomato, onion, jalapeños, and lettuce.

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure the shrimp are not touching when cooking. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding and to ensure they cook evenly.
  • You can swap the Franks Red Hot Buffalo Ranch seasoning for Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Don't' have any buttermilk on hand? You can easily make your own! Check out my post that shows you exactly How To Make Buttermilk.

Side Dish Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 1480mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 5mg