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air fried shrimp made into a po boy on toasted hoagie with tomato
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Air Fryer Shrimp Po'Boys

Looking for an easy seafood recipe without having to leave your house? Make the BEST Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boys in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breaded shrimp in the air fryer, Cajun shrimp sandwiches, shrimp sandwiches in the air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying



Cajun Sauce Ingredients:

Po’Boy Ingredients:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp 16-20 size, tails off, peeled & deveined
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Nature’s Season
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 4 hoagie rolls


Sauce instructions

  • Make the sauce: place Creole seasoning & mayonnaise in a small bow & mix to combine. Set aside.

Shrimp Instructions

  • Rinse the shrimp and pat dry.
  • Make a dredging station using 3 bowls: #1 mix the cornstarch and Nature’s Seasoning, #2 beat the eggs and #3 mix the cornmeal and panko crumbs.
  • Dredge each shrimp first in the cornstarch, then the egg wash and ending with the cornmeal panko blend.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Add breaded shrimp in a single layer, making sure they aren’t touching. Spritz with oil.
  • Cook for 4 minutes, then shake the basket or turn the shrimps with tongs. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • To make sandwiches: open the rolls and place shredded lettuce on the bottom piece. Add 8-10 pieces of shrimp, then the tomato slices and drizzle with the Cajun sauce if using.


  • We do not recommend using Miracle Whip in this recipe.
  • Toast the cut sides of the buns if you have time.
  • Sauce and veggies can be prepped ahead of time & stored in the refrigerator.
  • Best eaten immediately.
  • Nutritional information does not include the Cajun sauce.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1014mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1019IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 14mg