Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy sandwiches are easy to make and a great healthier swap for this classic New Orleans dish. If you are looking for a flavorful sandwich with less fat that you can make at home this is the recipe for you.
If you love easy air fryer sandwiches then this is a recipe that you can’t pass up. This sandwich will be a crowd pleaser for the entire family.
Benefits of Shrimp
Shrimp is full of vitamins and even antioxidants. One of the best things about shrimp is that not only is it healthy and delicious but it’s also low in calories making this meal tasty and good for you!
Why I Love This Recipe
Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy is a healthier version of this classic Nola-style sandwich. This quick air fryer meal will make dinner time a snap.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Fun to make
- Fills the house with a delicious aroma
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To make this New Orlean copycat air fryer recipe you only need twelve ingredients. After one quick trip to the grocery store, you will be ready to make these savory sandwiches.
- peeled raw shrimp
- panko crumbs
- nature’s seasoning
- Tony Chicheme’s Cajun seasoning
- shredded lettuce
- tomatoes, sliced
- hoagie rolls
Chicken: Have someone allergic to shrimp? Use cut-up chicken breasts in the place of shrimp.
French Bread: For a more traditional flare use a loaf of french bread instead of hoagie rolls.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
Are you ready to make these classic sandwiches? All you need is these three kitchen tools and you are ready to cook.
- mixing bowls
- air fryer
How to Make Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients follow these five steps and you are ready to cook your homemade po boy sandwiches.
Step 1: Make the batter
In 3 bowls, beat the eggs, mix the cornmeal and panko and mix the cornstarch and nature’s seasoning.
Step 2: Dredge the shrimp
Dredge each piece of shrimp in the cornstarch, then the egg wash, and then the cornmeal panko.
Step 3: Air Fry the shrimp
Spray air fryer basket with oil and place breaded shrimp in. Spray with oil and Cook on 390 for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Make Cajun aioli
In a mixing bowl, combine the Tony’s with the mayonnaise to create a Cajun aioli.
Step 5: Assemble the sandwich
Open rolls and place lettuce on the bottom, add 8-10 pieces of shrimp, next add tomato slices, and top with Cajun aioli.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Alligator Bites: Use alligator bites for an even more authentic taste.
Catfish: Love fried fish? Use fried catfish in place of the shrimp in this recipe.
Chicken Bites: Use popcorn chicken or chicken tenders in place of the shrimp for a chicken sandwich.
Are you wondering what to serve with our sandwiches? Here are my favorite sides to go along with this dish.
- homemade chips
- side salad
- fried pickles
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store leftover shrimp and aioli in the fridge for up to three days. Be sure to not store leftover sandwiches assembled as you don’t want them to get soggy.
Reheat leftover shrimp in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 2 to 4 minutes or until warm all the way through.
Here is a list of my favorite types of bread to use with these sandwiches: French Roll, Ciabatta Bread, crusty Italian bread, sesame buns.
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you like air fryer recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Margherita Pizza
- Air Fryer chicken tenders
- Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp
- Air Fryer Parmesan Cod
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Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boys
- Air Fryer
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 lb. peeled raw shrimp
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko crumbs
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon nature’s seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Tony Chicheme’s Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- 4 hoagie rolls
- In 3 bowls, beat the eggs, mix the cornmeal and panko and mix the cornstarch and natures seasoning.
- Dredge each piece of shrimp in the cornstarch, then the egg wash and then the cornmeal 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.
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What is nature’s seasoning?
It’s a seasoning blend made of Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar, Spices, Natural Onion Flavor, Natural Garlic Flavor, Parsley, Celery Seed, Calcium Silicate. You can find it in the store or online. It’s made by Morton and there’s also one made by Mrs. Dash.