po' boy

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po' boy

A traditional sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana, made with a long roll of French bread and containing a variety of fillings, almost always with some kind of meat or fried seafood. ("Po' boy" being short for "poor boy," supposedly referring to striking workers in 1929 to whom a local restaurant served such sandwiches.) Primarily heard in US. Ever since leaving New Orleans to go to college, I can't stop craving a proper roast beef po' boy from back home. I'm ordering a dozen po' boys for the party, so if you have any food allergies, let me know this afternoon.
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I thought I'd get something like a poboy or gumbo or etouffee, to further mask my origins, but there was nothing of the sort on the menu.
Chef Damon Paolozzi's Creamy Pepper Chicken PoBoy Quantity Ingredients 2 slices Monterey Jack Cheese 2 oz Pickled Jalapenos 2 Popeyes Chicken Strips 1 PoBoy Bread or French Bread 2 oz Lettuce 2 oz Cheese Sauce for Dipping 2 oz Mayonnaise Procedure:
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