This sandwich was inspired by a dish that was featured at Uglesich’s, a restaurant where New Orleans’s chefs lunch.
Po’ boys are large sandwiches named for their original price: Sold for a nickel at New Orleans streetcar stops, even a “poor boy” could buy one.
Po’ boy, hero, hoagie and submarine are all names for similar large sandwiches of meat, cheese and vegetables piled on French or Italian bread.
Shrimp are sold by count, which refers to the number of shrimp in a pound.
Kettle-fried potato chips and slaw from the deli are tasty accompaniments for po’ boys. Praline pecan ice cream is a nice and easy finish for a New Orleans-inspired menu.