Dressed Up Po’ Boy Hot Dog
8hot dogs
8hot dogs
For the Shrimp:
  • 1pound raw shrimp
  • 2cups all purpose flour
  • 1tablespoon saltdivided
  • 2teaspoons red pepper flakesdivided
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1cup buttermilk
  • 1/2gallon vegetable or peanut oilfor frying
For the Po’ Boy:
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • mayonnaise
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • lettuce
  • tomatoesthinly sliced
Preparing the Shrimp:
  1. If your shrimp is frozen, defrost it either overnight in the fridge or for half an hour under cool running water.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, half a tablespoon of salt, one teaspoon of red pepper flakes, the cumin, coriander, and paprika. Divide a third of this mixture into a second medium-sized bowl and set aside. Pour the buttermilk into another small bowl.
  3. Peel and devein your shrimp. Start by peeling off the legs, then the outer shell and tail. Using a paring knife, cut a small slice along the back spine to pull out the dark vein. Give them a good rinse.
  4. Once your shellfish are cleaned, sprinkle them with the remaining half tablespoon of salt and teaspoon of red pepper.
  5. Fill your deep fryer with oil and heat it up, or pour the fry oil into a 1-gallon pot, place over medium heat, and bring the temperature of the oil up to 350°F.
  6. Dredge 5-10 pieces of shrimp in the second bowl of flour and spices. Next, drop them into the bowl of buttermilk, then dredge in the first bowl of flour and spices. Drop into the hot oil and fry for 30 seconds to a minute, until crispy, golden, and cooked through.
  7. Pull the shrimp out of the fry oil with a slotted spoon and rest on a cooling rack or on paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat until you have fried it all.
Assembling the Dogs:
  1. Cook the hot dogs using your preferred method – grilling or boiling will do for this recipe, or you could pan fry them until heated through.
  2. Spread the hot dog buns with mayonnaise and brown mustard. Line with lettuce and thin slices of tomato. Add your hot dog and top with four or five pieces of fried shrimp.