What is this spectacularly messy sandwich? It's the world-renowned Roast Beef Po' Boy from Parasol's in New Orleans. After nearly everyone we asked raved about the place, we decided it was worth the 2.2 mile walk from the French Quarter in 80+ degree heat. And we're happy to report it was well worth it!
To take down a sandwich like this you're going to need a fistful of napkins and a small bottle of Louisiana hot sauce. Po' Boys are to New Orleans what Cheese Steaks are to Philly - they're most dominant and delicious sandwiches in town. A Po' Boy is not a dainty sandwich - it's a giant submarine packed with fried seafood or roast beef on a soft French baguette. When "dressed" it's served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. Most people add hot sauce as well. Though we're still full from Parasol's, we've gotten expert advice to head to Dooky Chase, Mahony's and Domilise if we have time.
Now that we've had our fare share of Po' Boys, we're excited to recreate them at home. In particular, we like these recipes:
Shrimp Po' Boy with Creole Mayo (Food Network)
Fried shrimp is a classic New Orleans filling.
Ingredients: Lettuce, Creole Seasoning, Mayo, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Sandwich Rolls, Cooked Shrimp
Bay Scallop Po' Boy with Spicy Mayo (Martha Stewart)
Bay scallops are easy to find and always tasty.
Ingredients: Bay Scallops, Garlic, Flour, Lemon, Oil, Mayo, Breadcrumbs, Paprika, Rolls, Lettuce, Salt & Pepper
Time to eat some Po Boy Sandwiches!
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