Po’ Gardener and Po’ Boy Sandwiches

I bought way too much shrimp this week, so I needed another recipe to use them up quickly. What came to mind? Po’ Boy sandwiches! YUM! For those that don’t eat seafood try making a Po’ Gardener, instead of shrimp, fry up some zucchini as a substitute. I made both sandwiches last night and they are equally delish! This recipe is another that is great for the family to get involved. Set up your ingredients for breading the shrimp or zucchini and let the kids take over the messy work!

Po’ Gardener or Po’ Boy Sandwiches

2 cups of all purpose flour

2 T. creole seasoning

3 cups of panko bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 cup of water

1/2 lb. of shrimp (with tails removed and de-vained) or 2 zucchinis (cut in half longways and then cut in half inch slices)


4 cups of vegetable oil

4 sandwich rolls

shredded iceberg lettuce

diced tomato

1/2 cup of mayo

3 T. chili sauce

Heat your oil in a large skillet over high heat. When it reaches about 375 degrees (or when you place the end of a wooden spoon in the bottom, bubbles rise) the oil is ready to fry. Line up 3 bowls for a breading station. 1st bowl, mix the flour and creole seasoning, 2nd bowl, whisk together the egg and water, 3rd bowl panko. Place your shrimp or zucchini into the flour mixture to coat, then into the egg, then bread crumbs. Fry your breaded shrimp or zucchini in small batches, turning them once, till golden. Remove and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil. Sprinkle with salt once removed from skillet. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and chili sauce. Spoon the sauce onto your sandwich rolls, fill with shrimp or zucchini and top with lettuce and tomato. We made a quick cole slaw and some fries in the oven to round out this fabulous dinner!

Po' Gardener Sandwich
Po’ Gardener Sandwich
Po' Boy Sandwiches
Po’ Boy Sandwiches

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