I had my first Oyster Po’ Boy when I was in at the New Orleans Jazz Festival many years ago. The idea of fried seafood on a sandwich was not very appealing to me, but when I got a taste of my first Po’ Boy I was hooked for life. If you like Oysters, then you have to try an Oyster Po’ Boy. A Po’ Boy is a New Orleans Tradition, a submarine sandwich served on French Bread, and loaded with a protein. The most popular types of Po’ Boys use Roast Beef and are served with gravy as a dip. Fried Oyster or Fried Shrimp Po’ Biys are also popular, but other types of Po’ Boys can be made with Ham, Turkey, or blackened fish.
I l usually prepare Po’ Boys for picnics, parties, or a day at the beach. Living in Japan, Po’ Boys are a great alternative to other types of sandwiches and can be made with Japanese butter rolls if no French Bread is available. They are easy to make and can be wrapped up and eaten later. You can also add cheese, pickles or other fixings to suit your taste. I like to always bring some fresh lemon along and squeeze it over the oysters before digging in. Uneaten Po’ Boys can be refrigerated and then headed back up later in the microwave or just eaten cold.
Oyster Po’ Boys are usually dressed with fresh lemon and tartar sauce, mayonnaise, or French dressing. But of course, for an authentic Cajun kick be sure to add some hot sauce to get just the right flavor. I usually go with Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce or Franks Cayenne Pepper Sauce on Seafood.
Try my delicious recipe for Southern Fried Oysters for an authentic and delicious Po’ Boy sandwich!