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A recipe for Oyster Po’ boys Lets go over a few things I learned recently.

1. If you have an iphone 4S and change Siri’s voice to UK, it sounds like you have Carson from Downton Abbey talking to you, pretty cool (Do you watch Downton Abbey? You really should, its awesome).

2. If you wear new dark denim jeans you have never washed, and them rub your hands on them, then look at your hands, you will think you are dying because your hands are blue. Good thing you’re not, and its just the dye in the pants. Stupid.

3. You can’t buy girl scout cookies online. Honestly, WTF.

4. When you have obese cats, and you put them on a diet, its a life ruiner (they won’t stop complaining!).

5. Fried things in sandwiches is ALWAYS, yes ALWAYS a good idea, and no matter what, will ALWAYS be good. That is where todays recipe comes in. Oyster Po’ Boys SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. I’ve been wanting to eat one of these for a long time. Oysters have been a serious obsession ever since visiting Seattle. I can’t get enough. So having them in sandwich form is pretty spectacular. I hope you will think so too.
♥ Teri

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Oyster Po’ Boy
Makes 1

fried oysters:
4-5 ounces oysters, shucked and cleaned
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
vegetable oil for frying
tangy coleslaw:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup prepared store bought coleslaw (pre marinated)
salt and pepper to taste
spicy aioli:
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 kaiser roll, split and toasted
5-7 pickle chips

1. Preheat oil to 350°F. Place oysters, buttermilk and hot sauce in a small mixing bowl and toss together. Cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
2. Place the cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika , salt, and pepper in a shallow dish and stir together until mixed together. Set aside.
3. For coleslaw: Place mayo, mustard and vinegar in a small bowl and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper. Add coleslaw and fold together until fully coated. Set aside.
4. For the aioli: Place ingredients into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk together and set aside.
5. Once oil is hot, dredge each oyster into the cornmeal mixture until well coated. Fry oysters for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
6. To assemble: Spread aioli onto the bun and pile oysters over aioli. Top with coleslaw and pickles and gently press the top bun over the po’ boy. Serve.

  1. Monique Not Specified Not Specified

    this looks very yummy – but, it is not a Po Boy…. it is a fried oyster sandwich. For it to be a po boy it has to be on french bread! i should know – I am a New Orleanian & this is the po boy’s birthplace :) we love ’em here & eat them frequently & even have a festival dedicated to them!

  2. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m a sucker for a good aioli on a fried seafood sandwich. Also, the slaw looks like a great compliment to the fried food. Excited to make it (maybe this rainy weekend!).

  3. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified


    And this oyster po’ boy has me sweaty. The good kind.

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks like perfect comfort food! But better. Fried oysters AND the dressing…YUM!

  5. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Hahaha! I wish you could buy Girl Scout cookies online too! I have been craving one of these for like weeks! I’m so happy you posted this recipe. Now I have to make these!

  6. Katia Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy crap that looks insanely amazing. AMAZING.

    I have always wondered what an oyster po’ boy was – and now I know! But where does the name come from? What does it mean? To wiki I go.

  7. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    I love that pickle slice on top!

  8. LEAH Not Specified Not Specified

    nice! i haven’t an oyster po boy in a really long time…i’ll have to bookmark your recipe!

  9. kale @ tastes good to me! Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks crazy delicious! Love the slaw on top.

  10. Nikkilooch Not Specified Not Specified

    Ooooooh, man. These look so good. I am going to find a way to make these this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. brookeO Not Specified Not Specified

    Downton Abbey is pretty awesome…and so are sandwiches filled with fried goods!

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  13. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG deep-fried oysters in bread? Heaven in a mouthful :-)

  14. ae Not Specified Not Specified

    i buy my girl scout cookies online– as it’s impossible to find the litle stands in the middle of nyc. just buy them on eBay :) I also make my own thin mints and samoas but that’s a different story….

  15. sabrina Not Specified Not Specified

    You’re really on a New England kick..and i’m loving it! Have you heard of clamcakes? its a RI thing but toootally delicious basically fried dough with some clams in it, you dip it in chowder (which in RI is white but more brothy than the traditional chowder) anyway i’d love to see your take on it. Love your blog and cooking and photos, its a big inspiration for me.

  16. Genie Not Specified Not Specified

    I have always wanted to visit the US so I can experience an authentic oyster po boy. I never considered making it at home before flying over there. I think I would rather try an authentic one first before attempting to recreate it here in my New Zealand kitchen. Just because without knowing what I’m aiming for, I might very well miss. I did always think that a po boy needed a tall piece of bread though…

  17. Nikki Not Specified Not Specified

    oysters + coleslaw + aioli = amazing! (also amazing, downton abbey)

  18. Soyoung Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, that looks amazing… I love fried oysters and po’ boys, so mixing the two together sounds beyond divine.

    I’ve been loving your blog for awhile now. I have to say, even if I’ve had a good dinner coming here and looking at your recipes and pictures makes me hungry all over again!

  19. Roland Langis Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious I’m looking for a recipe for my chip wagon. I live in New Brunswick, Canada and as I am french I’ve been searching for a good poor boy recipe. Thanks

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