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Shrimp Po'boy with Spicy Ketchup
Randy Mayor

Shrimp Po'boy with Spicy Ketchup

One of many legends about this sandwich's creation holds that during a streetcar conductors' strike in the Depression, a restaurant gave free sandwiches to the "poor boys" who were striking. Today, the name is applied to sandwiches containing roast beef, catfish, shrimp, oysters, or pretty much any other filling. What makes it a po'boy is the fresh, crusty French roll.

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