Tender shrimp lightly breaded in Cracker crumbs, quick fried and coated in my famous buffalo sauce, make this Buffalo Shrimp Po'boy hard to resist! If you love buffalo sauce you'll love this sandwich!
Say hello to deliciousness with my Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boy!
It’s no secret that I love Buffalo Chicken Wings, especially with Blue Cheese Dressing! But lately I’ve been thinking that at my age it’s a heart attack on a plate with extra blue cheese…..sigh Now I know I can’t just give up those lovely coated morsels of pure delight, but perhaps I can find a way to not make them as bad for me.
So when I thought about my famous Buffalo Chicken Sauce I began to wonder how Coconut Oil would work instead of butter, and I figured I wouldn’t know until I tried.
Guess what, I couldn’t tell the difference. It thickened up nicely, just a tad thinner than a butter sauce, but still very clingy and stable. I must have a sauce that doesn’t break, I hate it when you get wings in a restaurant and there’s a puddle of grease in the bottom of the basket……Yuk!
It’s really very simple, the reason the sauce breaks is because it gets too hot. That my friends is the secret to a perfect sauce.
Whether you’re making the sauce with butter or Coconut Oil, all you have to do is let it melt into a liquid state and then add your other ingredients in, using a wire whisk to bring it together.
You don’t want to subject the sauce to much heat after you’ve whisked everything together. It can be warm, but overheating is the quickest way to end up with a separated sauce and a puddle of grease!
So now that you know the secret to my Famous Buffalo Sauce, I’m going to share my newest creation with you, A Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boy! And the best part is I made it without butter and without using Blue Cheese dressing! Woo Hoo!! I can just feel the fat melting away!
Buffalo Shrimp Po' Boy
- 4 oz Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce or hot sauce of your choice
- 3 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs honey
- 1/2 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 cups cracker crumbs very fine
- 2 large eggs
- 2 oz milk or water
- 3 oz coconut oil for frying
- 1 loaf french bread (12 inches) shaped like a baguette but thicker, 30.48 cm
- 1.5 oz gorgonzola or bleu cheese
- 1 oz arugula or greens of your choice
- Melt the Kelapo coconut oil over medium heat, allow to get slightly hot
- add hot sauce and honey, using a wire whisk combine the ingredients until all of the coconut oil has been absorbed and the sauce has thickened some.
- Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside
- Fried Shrimp
- Shrimp should be deveined, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels.
- Whip eggs and milk together to make an egg wash
- Set up a bowl with your egg wash and one with the cracker crumbs
- place shrimp a few at a time into the cracker crumb, then the egg wash and then back into the cracker crumbs, pressing the breading into the shrimp so it has an even coating.
- After breading all of the shrimp, place them into the freezer for 15-20 minutes. (this will make the frying process much easier)
- When shrimp are partially frozen, set up your frying pan
- Place 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the frying pan and allow it to heat up over medium high heat
- When the oil is hot, place half the shrimp into the pan and fry on each side until you have a nice golden brown color then turn them over and cook the other side. (You may also stand the shrimp up to cook the underside)
- If you're not sure that they shrimp are completely cooked place them into a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes.
- Slice your long roll almost all the way through and remove some of the inside. Cut the roll into two 6 inches pieces.(15 cm each)
- Place half the arugula on the roll.
- Dip fried shrimp into the buffalo sauce, just long enough to coat
- Place buffalo shrimp onto of arugula, and top with gorgonzola crumbles.
- Drizzle extra sauce over the finished sandwich if you like it extra messy and delicious!
- Serve immediately