Whether you know them as po’ boys, po-boys, or poor boys, the Poor Boy sandwich is as essential to New Orleans as Mardi Gras. Invented during the 1929 Streetcar Strike, the people of New Orleans gathered together to feed 1,800 hungry men by creating hearty sandwiches of roast beef. Often, proprietors would yell “Here comes another poor boy!” when a worker would approach looking for a meal. In solidarity, Parkway added the “Poor Boy” to their menu that year and fed union members and conductors poor boys for free.
Founded by Jay Nix in 1911, Parkway Bakery and Tavern is best known for their legendary poor boy sandwich, invented during the 1929 Streetcar Strike. The iconic New Orleans restaurant’s po’ boys, featuring roast beef with gravy and Swiss cheese on an impossibly soft French bread, “dressed” with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, are a piece of historical and culinary wonder you can’t miss.
This package serves up to 8 people and includes everything you need to make 4 Roast Beef Po’Boys:
- 64 oz. Roast Beef in Gravy
- 4 loaves Fresh Baked French Bread
- Swiss Cheese
- “Dressing” – lettuce, pickles, & mayo
Beef, Dairy, Garlic, Onions, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Wheat, Gluten, Eggs
Instructions / Storage
- Poor Boys ship with ice packs, may thaw in transit
- Upon arrival store in poor boys in the fridge for 2-3 days
- Poor Boys may also be stored frozen for up to 3 months
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Pour Roast Beef and Gravy in a small roasting dish and cover with aluminum foil
- Let heat for 30-45 minutes
- When roast is hot then place the sliced french bread on baking sheet sliced sides up for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted
- Build your Po’Boy from the bottom up. Bread, 3 slices of swiss, tong or fork hot roast beef and gravy (add more gravy if desired), lettuce, 3 slices of tomato, pickles, spread mayo on bottom side of the top bread (the more the better!), place top on and cut with a serrated knife on a slight angle all the way through.
- Now you are ready to dive into the best Poorboy you will ever have!
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