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Feb 22, 2008 06:44 AM

French Fry Po Boy????? Please explain. In detail.

Okay, this french fry po boy I've read about in a few posts both intrigues me and frightens me. Kinda like the idea of deep fried candy bars.

Can someone please give me a detailed description of this carb on carb sandwich?

Is the Verti Mart THE place to get one?

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  1. A french fry po boy is just a po boy made with french fries on it instead of another meat. French fries, some of the roast beef gravy, dressed if you would like it and mayo. It is considered to be the original poor boy sandwich.

    this is not to be confused with an actual roast beef poboy that is deep fried at Jaques imos

    1. As far as places to get one, Crabby Jacks has a good one, as does shortstop, I would imagine it would be about the same anywhere, not sure if there is a place that does that better than the rest, although the roast beef gravy would be the key difference

      1. Also try theff po-boy w/gravy at:
        Cooter Brown's
        509 S. Carrollton Avenue , New Orleans, LA
        (504) 866-9104
        for another carb on carb fix here try the deep fried natchitoches meat pie po-boy(w/gravy) called, i believe the "boudreaux special", it rocks.

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        1. re: nolalawyer

          The Boudreaux Special is actually the crawfish pie po-boy (with remoulade sauce). The meat pie po-boy (with gravy) is called the Coonass special (which I think is hilarious). Both of which are delicious, as you mentioned.

        2. They have a great one at Guy's Po-Boys. Taste it, no explanations needed.
          I believe that the original po-boy was a french fry with debris.

          1. Verti Mart is far from the only (and certainly not the best) place to get one. I'm partial to the one at Liuzza's on Bienville. As others have posted, it's just french fries on bread, usually with brown gravy (roast beef gravy), and just like all other poboys, you can get it dressed (which means lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and sometimes pickles) have to ask for mustard. As to whether it's the "original" po/poor-boy, I think all accounts are folklore, rather than any sort of documented fact.