Shrimp Po Boys

Fried Shrimp Sandwiches

AuthorSara Bojarski Prep Time: 0:10:00
Cook Time: 0:15:00
Total Time: 0:25:00
Serving Size: Serve 2-4 Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 tsps Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Umami Powder (recipe below)
  • 1 Pound Shrimp (shells removed and deveined)
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cornmeal
  • Canola Oil (for deep frying)
  • In a small bowl combine your salt, cayenne, garlic powder, smoked paprika, black pepper and umami powder.
  • Have your shrimp in another bowl - pat them somewhat dry with a paper towel. Toss half the mixture from step 1 in with the shrimp and coat each shrimp completely.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a deep fryer, or pot of oil to 350 degrees. Pour your buttermilk into a bowl. On a dish, combine your flour and cornmeal. Once your oil is heated, dip your shrimp in the buttermilk to coat, then coat in the flour mixture, a place them right into the deep fryer. Fry for about 3 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a plate covered with paper towels.
  • Repeat this process until all the shrimp are fried. Serve on a baguette with lettuce, and a drizzle of sour cream. **Note, this is slightly spicy, so just half the amount of cayenne if you're not into spice!