Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich

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Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches are a dream for all those who love the taste of spicy seafood encapsulated on a roll with your favorite fixings. Especially when you can make it healthier and faster in the air fryer.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Two Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches on a blue plate with an Air Fryer in the background.

This Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich is a dream for all those who love the taste of spicy seafood encapsulated on a roll with your favorite fixings. Especially when you can make it healthier and faster in the air fryer.

Close up on a Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich with cherry tomatoes in the background.

This Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy is the perfect way to recreate this traditional New Orleans street sandwich. The air fryer allows all those seasonings to adhere to the shrimp without all the fat and calories of traditional deep frying. Making it the best shrimp po boy recipe.

What is the history of the po boy? Find out more here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Only 30 minutes to have a fun, delicious meal on the table.
  • Easy Ingredients: An easy recipe with only a few ingredients, mostly pantry staples.
  • Family Friendly: The spice and crunch of this sandwich are different, therefore your family will love this fun surprise.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: If cooking for two, make this recipe and have it the next day, simply assemble the sandwiches right before you need them.

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Shrimp

Ingredients

All components necessary to make shrimp po boy sandwiches. Shrimp, rolls, lettuce tomato, coating and seasoning.

Equipment

How to Make this Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe – Step by Step

Shrimp in bowls with alll the ingredients to  make the po boys.
  • Make Breading Station: First, in 3 bowls, beat the eggs, mix the cornmeal and panko and mix the cornstarch and house seasoning.
  • Dredge: Second, dredge each piece of shrimp in the cornstarch, then the egg wash and then the cornmeal panko mixture.
  • Fry: Next, spray air fryer basket with oil and place breaded shrimp in and then spray shrimp with oil. Cook on 390 for 5 minutes. Shaking basket as necessary.
  • Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine the Tony’s with the mayonnaise to create a Cajun aioli. 
Shrimp being cooked int he air fryer and the final completed shrimp po boy sandwich.
  • Assemble:  Finally, open rolls and place lettuce on bottom, the add 8-10 pieces of shrimp, next add tomato slices and Top with Cajun aioli.

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy

WHAT SIZE SHRIMP SHOULD BE USED FOR THIS AIR FRYER SHRIMP PO BOY?

Shrimp is classified by how many you get per pound. Therefore, for this recipe, use 50 – 60 count.

CAN I USE FROZEN SHRIMP?

Of course, fresh is best, however, frozen is fine, get them shelled, deveined and ready to go. Make sure that you thaw them and pat dry before starting the breading process.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Sure, adjust your recipe according to your families needs.

WHAT IS THE BEST SAUCE FOR A SHRIMP PO BOY?

The cajun aioli that is in this recipe is amazing. However, you can use a plain mayonnaise, Garlic aioli, or a classic remoulade.

Finished Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches on a blue plate with tomatoes and air fryer in the background.

Expert Tips for Making Po Boy’s

  • SLIDERS: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply cut the rolls into slider size and serve them at your next party.
  • TOAST: The sandwich is great on a toasted garlic bread or toast and butter the roll.
  • VARIATION TIP: Feel free to make these sandwiches with oysters or crab cakes.
  • SALAD: Do more shrimp and have it on a salad the next day!!!
  • TOPPINGS: There is no right or wrong way to make this Louisiana street food. Make it your own by adding, tartar sauce or cocktail sauce if you do not like too much of a kick. Try a tomato Jam or a spicy pepper jam. Use some onions or peppers or even other seafood mixed in.

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Two Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches on a blue plate with an Air Fryer in the background.

Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy

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Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches are a dream for all those who love the taste of spicy seafood encapsulated on a roll with your favorite fixings. Especially when you can make it healthier and faster in the air fryer.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Tony Chicheme’s Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 rolls hoagie

Instructions

  • In 3 bowls, beat the eggs, mix the corn meal and panko and mix the cornstarch and natures seasoning.
  • Dredge each piece of shrimp in the cornstarch, then the egg wash and then the corn meal panko.
  • Spray air fryer basket with oil and place breaded shrimp in. Spray with oil and Cook on 390 for 5 minutes
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Tony’s with the mayonnaise to create a Cajun aioli
  • Open rolls and place lettuce on bottom, the add 8-10 pieces of shrimp, next add tomato slices and Top with Cajun aioli.

Expert Tips

 
  • SLIDERS: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply cut the rolls into slider size and serve them at your next party.
  • TOAST: The sandwich is great on a toasted garlic bread or toast and butter the roll.
  • VARIATION TIP: Feel free to make these sandwiches with oysters or crab cakes.
  • SALAD: Do more shrimp and have it on a salad the next day!!!
  • TOPPINGS: There is no right or wrong way to make this Louisiana street food. Make it your own by adding, tartar sauce or cocktail sauce if you do not like too much of a kick. Try a tomato Jam or a spicy pepper jam. Use some onions or peppers or even other seafood mixed in.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 812kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 379mg | Sodium: 1504mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1755IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 18mg

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