Fried Oyster Po'Boys

Fried Oyster Po'Boys
Staff Writer

Southern Living Around the Southern Table

Serve these big sandwiches for a filling lunch or casual supper. If oysters aren’t on hand, these are just as good with fried shrimp. 

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Ingredients

  • small French bread loaves
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped parsley
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped shallots
  • 2  Tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  sweet-hot pickle relish
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  hot sauce
  • sleeve saltine crackers
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  salt
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  Cup  buttermilk
  • large egg
  • 2  Cups  fresh standard oysters, drained
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce, as needed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet, and place in oven. Split bread loaves lengthwise, and scoop out most of centers. Reserve for another use. Place hollowed-out loaves on wire rack in oven, and warm 20 minutes (until you’re ready to assemble the sandwiches).

Meanwhile, pour vegetable oil to depth of 1-inch in a large Dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees F.

Combine the mayonnaise and next 6 ingredients in a bowl. Combine crackers, salt, and pepper in a second bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and egg in a third bowl.

Dip oysters in buttermilk mixture; dredge in cracker crumbs. Fry in hot oil in 2 batches, 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.

Remove bread from oven. Spread cut sides of loaves with mayonnaise mixture; fill with oysters and shredded lettuce.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
220mg
22%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
396mg
57%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
872mg
58%
Water
135g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Oyster Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Oyster Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.