Po Boy -Dressed or Nutting?

Another Classic New Orleans treat -perfect for Mardi Gras is the  Po-Boy-

A po’ boy (also po-boy, po boy) is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, which is usually sloppy roast beef, known as meat curtains, or fried seafood which includes shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. The meat is served on baguette-like New Orleans French bread that is known for its crisp crust and fluffy center or in a basket.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po’_boy

 

When order they will ask – Dressed  ? Meaning lettuce,tomato,pickles and mayo.or Plain.

 

History of the Sandwich- 

There are countless stories as to the origin of the term “po’ boy”. A popular local theory claims that “po’ boy”, as specifically referring to a type of sandwich, was coined in a New Orleans restaurant owned by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar conductors.[5] In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleagues free sandwiches.[5] The Martins’ restaurant workers jokingly referred to the strikers as “poor boys”, and soon the sandwiches themselves took on the name.[5] In Louisiana dialect, this is naturally shortened to “po’ boy.”

New Orleans Bread Co. Leidenheimer  -been baking the classic bread since 1896. 

http://www.leidenheimer.com/history_po.htm

How to make a Po -boy ? Its all about choosing the bread . A french bread that light and airy.  And then the ingredients can be anything – Seafood (fried) or Meats ( thinly sliced Roast Beef is a favorite) -usually with sauce – Remoulade sauce: Mix mayonnaise, horseradish, pickle relish, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. All these ingredients placed inside the bread and Dressed. You can find tons of recipes out there to make them but the bread will be your biggest hurdle.  Lisa 

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