This evening we made one of our favourite sandwiches - po boys! We made a couple of shrimp po boys, because they are the best. You can find the recipe here.
We also tried making a roast beef po boy, since that was my favourite in New Orleans.
Roast Beef Po Boy
- Approx. 2 lb beef eye of round roast, trim fat
- 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 T olive oil
- 2 cups hot water
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 3 bay leaves
- 2-3 T flour
-1 tsp garlic powder
- Kitchen Bouquet or other darkener
Make 4-5 slits in the roast beef. Stuff the whole or halved garlic cloves into the slits. Pat the meat dry with paper towels, and then season it with salt and pepper on all sides. Put the oil in a dutch oven and heat on medium. Once hot, sear the roast on all sides until brown.
Add the hot water, bell pepper and bay leaves. Reduce, cover and cook until meat is done (approx. 1 hr).
Remove meat from liquid. Strain the liquid into a separate pot. Whisk in the flour and a little Kitchen Bouquet for colour. Add garlic power and salt and pepper taste. Heat the oven to 300 F. Put the meat in an oven proof dish and pour the gravy over. Cook for 1 hr. until tender.
Assemble the po boy with a bun, mayo, gravy, roast beef, pickles, lettuce and tomato.
Maybe po boys are just sandwiches with a "fancy" name, but don't tell us that. We bite.
We are thinking of extending our sandwich week for a while longer ... any sandwich recommendations? Can you think of a "classic" that you'd like to see us re-create?