Nashville Hot Shrimp Po’ Boy Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 24 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
Nashville Hot Shrimp Po' Boy Recipe


  • 1lb Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Louisiana-style Hot Sauce
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Oil for frying (I use canola)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp Cayenne (Nashville Hot is really hot, if you want a milder version use 1 Tablespoon of Cayenne)
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 4 French Rolls
  • Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 Large Tomato, sliced
  • Dill Pickles, sliced
  • Tartar Sauce (optional)


  1. Get two bowls. In one bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, and hot sauce. In the other bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
  2. Heat up the oil in your deep fryer, or in a cast iron skillet to 325 degrees F.
  3. Take each shrimp and dredge it in the flour, then dip in the milk/egg mixture, and back into the flour again. Shake off the excess in between each step.
  4. Fry shrimp in batches (I could fit 4-5 at a time in my small fryer), for about 4 minutes. Move to a wire rack.
  5. To make the Nashville Hot glaze, heat up the butter until melted (I just use the microwave). Add the cayenne, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  6. Brush over each side of the fried shrimp.
  7. To assemble to Po Boy, fill french roll with lettuce and sliced tomato. Top with Nashville hot shrimp and sliced pickles. Top with tartar sauce, if you please.