Roast Beef Poor Boys

Preparation info

  • Makes

    twelve to eighteen

    poor boys
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

The poor-boy sandwich is one of the essential flavors of New Orleans, and roast beef is king of the poor boys. (For a bit of poor-boy history.) Making roast beef for poor boys is more about making gravy than roasting beef. Inside round seems to taste best, but some cooks like eye of round or even rib-eyes. It’s best to cook the beef the day before because it will throw off lots of good juices for the gravy and the cold beef will be easier to slice. You can kee