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Traditional New Orleans French Fry Po-Boy

Prep Time:

5 mins.

Cook Time:

25 mins.


4 po-boys

New Orleanians love their po-boy sandwiches – locally baked French bread stuffed with any number of cold cuts or fried seafood – but the simple french-fry po-boy still reigns as the original comfort food meal. It’s traditionally dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and pickle with the option to be drenched in brown gravy.


  • 1 (2-pound) bag French fried potatoes
  • 4 (6-inch) lengths po-boy bread (or 4 pistolettes)
  • 8 tablespoons roast beef gravy, optional
  • 8 tablespoons Blue Plate®️ Mayonnaise
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 8 thin tomato slices
  • Sliced pickle, optional
  • Hot sauce, optional


  1. Cook French fries according to package directions.
  2. Halve po-boy bread pieces lengthwise and spread each top and bottom piece with one
    tablespoon of mayonnaise.
  3. Place the bottom halves of the bread on a baking sheet and evenly distribute the cooked french fries on them. Top the fries with the roast beef gravy, if desired, shredded lettuce, 2 slices of tomato, pickles and a dash of hot sauce, if desired.
  4. Serve immediately.