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Fried Shrimp Sandwiches

These Fried Shrimp Sandwiches are easy, delicious, and quick, ready in just 20 minutes. Breaded shrimp are fried until golden brown, served on hoagie rolls or sub buns, and topped with lettuce, tomato, and a homemade mayo sauce. 

This recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or date night meal.

The Po Boy sandwich originated in New Orleans around 1929. Check out this article for more information on the origins of the Po’ Boy Sandwich.

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How to make a Fried Shrimp Sandwiches

For the Shrimp

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, Old Bay seasoning, dried thyme, salt and pepper.

one bowl with breading mixture, one bowl with egg and milk mixture

Coat the shrimp in the milk mixture.

shrimp coating in the egg mixture

Then toss in the flour mixture until well breaded.

shrimp coating in the breading mixture

Preheat 2 inches of oil in a medium high-sided skillet over medium heat. Click for a non-stick high-sided skillet.

Fry the shrimp until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. 

shrimp deep frying in oil

Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

fried breaded shrimp draining on paper towel

For the Mayo Sauce

Slice the green onion.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, and green onions.

mayo sauce mixed in a bowl with a whisk

To assemble the Poor Boy Subs

Slice the tomato thin and chop or shred the lettuce.

Spread the sauce on the bottom halves of the buns.

Top with the fried shrimp.

Add the lettuce and tomatoes.

Cover with the bun tops.

fried shrimp roll with mayo sauce
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Fried Shrimp Sandwiches

These Fried Shrimp Sandwiches are easy, delicious, and quick, ready in just 20 minutes. Breaded shrimp are fried until golden brown, served on hoagie rolls or sub buns, and topped with lettuce, tomato, and a homemade mayo sauce.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Seafood
Cuisine Southern
Servings 2
Calories 804 kcal

Ingredients

For the shrimp:

  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup finely ground cornmeal
  • ½ Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ lb shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails removed)

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (optional)
  • ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 green onion

To assemble:

  • 2 split hoagie rolls or sub buns
  • Lettuce
  • Small tomato

Instructions
 

For the shrimp:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, Old Bay seasoning, dried thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Coat the shrimp in the milk mixture then toss in flour mixture until well breaded.
  • Preheat 2 inches of oil in a medium high-sided skillet over medium heat. Click for a non-stick high-sided skillet.
  • Fry the shrimp until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

For the sauce:

  • Slice the green onion.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, and green onions.

To assemble:

  • Slice the tomato thin and chop or shred the lettuce.
  • Spread the sauce on the bottom halves of the buns.
  • Top with the fried shrimp.
  • Add the lettuce and tomatoes.
  • Cover with the bun tops.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 804kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 27gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 26gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1632mgPotassium: 322mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 428IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 13mg
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Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches Recipe for Two
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