No visit to the Gulf Coast would be complete without a po'boy. These humble sandwiches, filled with meat or fried seafood, have evolved from a workingman's lunch to signature local cuisine. Between trips, it's a cinch to bring the bayou to your own kitchen.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together mayonnaise, cornichons, and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. On a plate, combine 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, cornmeal, and salt. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer. Coat shrimp in cornmeal mixture, shake off excess, and carefully add to hot oil in batches. Cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain.

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  • Spread sauce in rolls and fill with tomato, lettuce, and shrimp.

Cook's Notes

Deep-frying at home is easy -- and no special equipment is needed. If you don't have a thermometer, dip a wooden spoon's handle in the oil. If it bubbles steadily, it's ready.

Reviews (2)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
Delicious and easy recipe! I followed the video to a T and it came out perfect and tasted better than I expected. The shrimp were nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and all the ingredients complemented each other very well. My boyfriend and I loved it. Will make again.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2012
Yummy recipe and very quick and easy- that's what this busy momma likes!