I came across this recipe when I lived and worked in New Orleans, where po’boys are very popular. This meatless version featuring spinach and cheese can be served as an appetizer or sandwich, or try it as a side dish with a pasta casserole.
When my neighbor prepared these large full-flavored sandwiches, I had to have the recipe. Strips of catfish are treated to a zesty Cajun cornmeal breading, then served on a bun with packaged broccoli coleslaw mix dressed in a homemade sauce. —Mildred Sherrer
Fort Worth, Texas
You don’t have to feel poor after you pay in for your taxes. These sandwiches will star on the table and add a Louisiana flair. You can adjust the cayenne pepper to suit your tastes.—Betty Jean Jordan, Monticello, Georgia
My father is Cajun, and I grew up eating Cajun food. This easy recipe makes me think of happy childhood memories. Sometimes I use oysters or crawfish in addition to—or instead of—the shrimp. —Stacey Johnson, Bonney Lake, Washington
"Whenever I'm busy, I make these southwestern sandwiches that start with convenient refried beans and deli chicken," explains Patricia Sanks from Camas, Washington. "Cheese, veggies and a creamy homemade spread top them off. I never have leftovers."
This great twist on the traditional po'boy sandwich adds flavor and grains while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp. For a low-carb option, serve the po'boy open-faced on a baguette half. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia