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Dressed Shrimp Po' Boys

Dressed Shrimp Po'Boys


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce, divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 4 (6-inch) pieces, or 4 (6-inch) hero rolls
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • Dill pickle slices (optional)


  1. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the TABASCO® Sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Split French bread or rolls in half; scoop out some of the soft insides and discard. Spread inside of bread halves with mayonnaise mixture.
  3. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, combine egg and milk in a small bowl.
  5. Combine cornmeal, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow pan.
  6. Sprinkle shrimp with salt to taste and the remaining 1 teaspoon TABASCO® Sauce; toss well.
  7. Dip shrimp into egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal mixture. Shake off excess coating and fry in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Fill bottom halves of bread with hot shrimp and top with lettuce, tomato, dill pickle slices, if desired, and top of bread.
  9. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 po'boys

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