I first discovered a Po'Boy sandwich at a restaurant that I used to work at, they served a shrimp version and sometimes had a fish Po'Boy special. I tried it one night and I was hooked, it was SO good. I mean I guess you can't really go wrong with fried fish on a crunchy baguette with tarter sauce, right? But I have never made one of these delicious sandwiches at home, and I was pretty excited to experiment with it. The nice thing about making things yourself is that you can control the calories A LOT better. I love the fact that cornmeal is used to bread this fish and I used very little oil in my skillet when frying these up. I used fat free mayo for the tarter sauce and paired them with some fresh watermelon. It was a light fresh meal, but still very filling. Absolutely delicious! You could do this sandwich with any kind of seafood and it would be delicious, give it a try. ENJOY!
1 lb skinless flounder fillets (I used Cod)
2 T yellow cornmeal
2 T canola oil (I used safflower)
8oz baguette, split and slightly hollowed
Spicy tarter sauce (recipe below)
lettuce and sliced tomato for serving
Cut flounder into strips; pat dry. Place in a med bowl and toss with cornmeal, season with S&P.
Heat oil in non stick skillet over high heat. Brown fish on both sides, 7-10 min. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate; season with more salt as desired.
Spread both halves of baguette with tarter sauce and layer with lettuce tomato and fish.
Spicy Tarter Sauce
1/2 cup mayo
2T chili sauce
2T chopped fresh parsley
2T grainy mustard
2T chopped gherkins (or pickles)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, season with hot sauce as desired.
Logan Rating: *****