Are you ready for a recipe so easy it’s unbelievable? This is it!
I’m giving you this recipe today so you can have everything you need for Friday, for Dinner & A Movie.
As I was traveling through Louisiana last week, I had this idea. Then, I googled it and realized it wasn’t very original. So, just to be on the safe side and give it some street cred, here’s Rachael Ray’s recipe. The recipe below is my adaptation based on Husband’s taste.
The Po’ Boy sandwich originated in Bayou Country in the 1800s where they filled a french baguette with fried oysters. They called it an Oyster Loaf. Then people began to put just about anything in the sandwich but in Louisiana, they specifically used fried seafood. It’s beginning is usually attributed to the Martin brothers. In the 1920’s they helped the streetcar workers on strike by giving them free sandwiches. When they saw a worker coming for a free meal, they’d say, “Here comes another Po’ Boy!”
This will be the perfect, easy, quick meal for Friday and you will see the connection to the movie then.
Rachael Ray’s Fish Stick Po’ Boys (adapted for 2 people)
- 14-16 frozen fish sticks
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce, or more to taste
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
- Louisiana Cajun Seasoning to taste
- 2 sub-style sandwich rolls, I used bolillos
- 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
- 1 tomato, slicedPreheat the oven to 475 degrees. Cook the fish sticks on a baking sheet according to package directions.
In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, hot sauce, seasoning, and lemon juice. Be aware, the Cajun Seasoning is mostly salt, so taste it as you gradually add it.
A few minutes before the fish sticks are done, toast the rolls in the oven. Smear 1 side of each toasted roll with the spicy mayonnaise. Add a layer of fish sticks and top with the lettuce and tomatoes. Serve the sandwiches with lemon wedges and spicy mayonnaise on the side. You’ll have more spicy mayo than you need, but then you might want more!
I served Jalapeno Kettle chips with the sandwich – another of Husband’s favs!
Get all the ingredients and meet me here on Friday!