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Air Fryer Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches

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Make up a batch of shrimp po’boy sandwiches quickly and easily in your air fryer. Shrimp are dredged in buttermilk and cornmeal before being air fried to crispy perfection and loaded into sandwiches with remoulade sauce and fresh lettuce and tomato. This is one tasty bite!

Two air fryer shrimp po'boy sandwiches in red serving baskets lined with parchment.

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I am such a seafood lover, and if there is a shrimp po’boy on the menu then I am all in! I love them so much, I just had to make some at home in the air fryer. My friends, the results are amazing! You are going to love these!

These air fryer shrimp po’boy sandwiches are perfect for when you want a tasty treat with not too much effort. Easy to prep and quick to cook, they are ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. The shrimp come out so juicy and crispy, one sandwich may not be enough!

Serve them up as a tasty Friday night family dinner, or, the recipe is easily doubled if you are feeding a crowd! There’s no bad time for these beauties!

Be sure to try my Crispy Air Fryer Fried Shrimp and Southern Style Shrimp and Grits too!

A shrimp po'boy sandwich served in a red basket.

How to make air fryer shrimp po’boy sandwiches

  • Gather your ingredients to make the air fryer shrimp and build the sandwiches.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season shrimp with seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Set aside.
Seasoned shrimp on a piece of parchment.
  • Create a dredging station by placing flour in one shallow pan, buttermilk in another, and cornmeal in a third shallow pan. Take seasoned shrimp and add it to the flour, coating both sides. Then add the shrimp to the buttermilk, draining off any excess. Then place the shrimp in the cornmeal.
Raw shrimp in bowls of flour, buttermilk and cornmeal.
  • Grease the bottom of the air fryer basket by spraying it with a little oil. Then place the breaded shrimp in a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Close the basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 9-10 minutes, flipping and lightly spraying halfway through.
  • Once done, remove shrimp from the air fryer basket and compose sandwiches. Place tomato slices, shredded lettuce, and cooked shrimp on the split french bread loaves. Top each sandwich with remoulade sauce. Enjoy.
Air fryer po'boy shrimp sandwiches next to bowls and plates with the sandwich sauce and toppings.

What is the sauce on shrimp po’boy sandwiches?

I am in no doubt that a creamy remoulade sauce, with a bit of heat and tang, is the most perfect addition to these sandwiches. I use my homemade remoulade sauce for this recipe, it’s wonderfully flavorful but not too spicy, and you can easily adapt it to suit your tastes. It only takes a few minutes to make, but you can of course use store bought too.

How do you prep the shrimp?

I prefer to use fresh shrimp, if using frozen, make sure that they are fully thawed before you start. The tails and shells should be removed, and they will need to be de-veined (remove the black line that runs down the back of each shrimp). Lightly pat the shrimp with kitchen paper to remove any excess water as this will help them to get nice and crispy. Then season, dredge and air fry!

Can you make them ahead of time?

These sandwiches are best built just before serving, but you can make the shrimp ahead of time and reheat them in the air fryer to serve. Once cooked, let the shrimp cool before storing in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 360F for 4 to 4 minutes to get them nice and crispy again.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer shrimp po’boy sandwiches are nice and filling by themselves, but you can easily serve them with favorite sides like:

Crispy air fryer shrimp served in sandwiches.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • For best results, preheat the air fryer before adding the shrimp. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, let it run at 400F for 5 minutes to heat up.
  • Fully coat each shrimp in the flour, buttermilk and cornmeal.
  • Flip the shrimp halfway through cooking and spray with a little oil to get them extra crispy.

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Air Fryer Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches

Make up a batch of shrimp po'boy sandwiches quickly and easily in your air fryer. Shrimp are dredged in buttermilk and cornmeal before being air fried to crispy perfection and loaded into sandwiches with remoulade sauce and fresh lettuce and tomato. This is one tasty bite!
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer po’boy recipe, air fryer sandwiches, air fryer shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 549kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

For shrimp:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • Oil for spraying canola, avocado, etc.

For Sandwich

  • 4 small french bread loaves split in half
  • 1 tomato sliced thinly
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup remoulade sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season shrimp with seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Set aside.
  • Create a dredging station by placing flour in one shallow pan, buttermilk in another, and cornmeal in a third shallow pan. Take seasoned shrimp and add it to the flour, coating both sides. Then add the shrimp to the buttermilk, draining off any excess. Then place the shrimp in the cornmeal.
  • Grease the bottom of the air fryer basket by spraying it with a little oil. Then place shrimp in a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Close the basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 9-10 minutes, flipping and spraying halfway through.
  • Once done, remove shrimp from the air fryer basket and compose sandwiches. Place tomato, shredded lettuce, and cooked shrimp on the split french loaves. Top each sandwich with remoulade sauce. Enjoy.

Notes

  • For best results, preheat the air fryer before adding the shrimp. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, let it run at 400F for 5 minutes to heat up.
  • Fully coat each shrimp in the flour, buttermilk and cornmeal.
  • Flip the shrimp halfway through cooking and spray with a little oil to get them extra crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1468mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 6mg
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