Fried Oyster Po'Boys

Southern Living Around the Southern Table

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

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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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.

 

 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,627 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:

81%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 462g 711%
  • Carbs 482g 161%
  • Saturated 27g 133%
  • Fiber 40g 162%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 79g
  • Protein 119g 239%
  • Cholesterol 336mg 112%
  • Sodium 8,638mg 360%
  • Calcium 1,591mg 159%
  • Magnesium 492mg 123%
  • Potassium 2,683mg 77%
  • Iron 40mg 220%
  • Zinc 29mg 195%
  • Phosphorus 1,900mg 271%
  • Vitamin A 1,743IU 35%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 53%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 295%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 195%
  • Niacin (B3) 57mg 283%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 63%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 831µg 208%
  • Vitamin B12 17µg 283%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 57mg 285%
  • Vitamin K 132µg 165%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 184g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 58g
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