The cornmeal coating on the shrimp and oysters keeps the crisp elements of this sandwich crisp, while allowing the wet ingredients to star as well. Don't be stingy with the mayonnaise-based po' boy sauce--its flavor is the anchor for the sandwich.
Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell
Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boys
30 min
15 min
15 min
4 sandwiches
30 min
15 min
15 min
4 sandwiches


  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 4 soft hoagie rolls or bakery-style po' boy rolls
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickles
  • 1 large ripe tomato, sliced into 6 slices, then cut into half moons
Po' Boy Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Generous dash Louisiana-style hot sauce, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Po' Boy Filling:
  • 8 ounces shucked oysters
  • 8 ounces small shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Kosher salt


Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer

1. For the po' boy sauce: Whisk the mayonnaise, parsley, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. For the po' boy filling: Dry the oysters and shrimp thoroughly, and then sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning. Place the flour, eggs and cornmeal into 3 separate shallow dishes. Dredge the oysters and shrimp first in the flour, then in the eggs and finally in the cornmeal. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.

3. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy pan or Dutch oven over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil registers 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels and set it next to the stove. Fry the oysters and shrimp in batches until golden and crisp, 2 minutes per batch. Sprinkle with salt.

4. To assemble the sandwiches: Open each roll and spread with a generous amount of sauce. Add some pickles, sliced tomatoes and shredded lettuce and top with a mixture of fried oysters and shrimp. Serve with additional hot sauce on the side.

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