Classic Louisiana Shrimp Sandwich Recipe – also known as Po’boy Sandwich, is made using fried shrimps, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and the delicious and piquant homemade remoulade sauce. So, what’s not to like about this classic Louisiana Po’boy sandwich! 

Shrimp Po’Boys are one of the essential foods of Louisiana! This shrimp sandwich recipe was originated in the south in the 1920s when a local restaurant gave free fried shrimp sandwiches to workers who were on strike, calling the men “Poorboys” and thus the name! 

Crunchy and Flavorful Shrimp Sandwich Recipe!

This shrimp sandwich recipe is made using Cajun-seasoned fried shrimps, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, zest pickles and served on a baguette bread that is splashed with the flavorsome remoulade sauce. 

Po’boys sandwich is also made from fried catfish or oysters, and sometimes, you will find beef or chicken filling inside the sandwich. However, the traditional way is to pile it with tasty, crunchy, and golden fried shrimps. 

The best thing about this traditional shrimp sandwich recipe is that it is dead simple and relies heavily on super-fresh ingredients, local seafood, homemade sauces, and supreme bread! 

So, let’s see how you can make this Louisiana Shrimp Sandwich Recipe at home! 

Shrimp Sandwich Recipe
Shrimp Sandwich

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 30 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 4 serves 


For Remoulade Sauce 

  • ½ lemon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • One teaspoon hot sauce, adjust to taste
  • Two tablespoons relish
  • One green onion finely chopped
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For Sandwich 

  • 1 ½ Pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • Two teaspoons garlic Powder
  • Two teaspoons onion Powder
  • ½-1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • One teaspoon white or black pepper
  • One teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • One large egg
  • 3-4 Hoagie or French rolls
  • Two garlic cloves crushed
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage or shredded lettuce
  • Two medium tomatoes sliced

Method to Prepare 

  • Take a large pan and pour vegetable oil. 
  • Now, take a large bowl and mix cornmeal, flour, garlic and onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. 
  • Now, mix buttermilk and eggs. Keep it aside. 
  • Then, dip the shrimps into the buttermilk mixture and lightly dip them into the flour mixture. 
  • Now, carefully add those shrimps to the saucepan and fry them a few at a time. 
  • Fry them until they are golden and crispy, for about 5 minutes. Frying time will depend on the size, though. 
  • Now, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to soak up excess oil and ensure crispness. Do this process with remaining shrimps as well. 
  • To make the remoulade sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a large bowl and set it aside. 
  • Toast the bread slightly. 
  • Meanwhile, let’s make garlic butter by combining crushed garlic and butter. Slide it into the microwave and heat for a minute. 
  • Now, remove the butter from the oven and spread it on the toasted bread.
  • Then, add fried shrimps, sliced lettuce, tomatoes, and finally drizzle it with the homemade remoulade sauce. 
  • Serve it, and enjoy! 

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Final Words 

This traditional shrimp sandwich recipe is crunchy and delicious and the best way to enjoy shrimps with homemade remoulade sauce. Spread garlic butter on the toasted bread, top it off with some veggies, and then let the remoulade run wild and enjoy the lip-smackingly delicious Po’Boy Sandwich!