Low Carb Po’ boy sandwich – A Fusion of Flavor and Creativity


This recipe was born out two loves: my deep passion for Po’Boy sandwiches and wanting to test the use of sweet potato as a bread base. I am so happy with the results.

Many of the world’s most treasured dishes are those once considered pauper foods. Sushi, fondue and hot dogs are just a few examples. Po’ Boy sandwiches were created as free giveaways during the street cars strikes in the 1920’s. The name and classic sandwich was born.

With this recipe, we are getting creative with flavors and ingredient use by blending the best of po’boy sandwiches, satay (an Asian style sauce and marinade) and sweet potato. the result is low carb, high in fiber and nutrient rich!

Traditionally used with chicken, satay blends peanuts, citrus and soy sauce together for a great flavored sauce or taste that pairs great with pork and sweet potato. We have created this version to be diabetic friendly, low carb and with zero added sugar.


Servings 4 Servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 2 each Sweet Potatoes large
  • 1 1/4 pounds Ground Pork
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanuts, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons Cilantro, chopped and divided
  • 1 each Lime, zested and juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 each Carrot medium
  • 3 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter


  • Preheat oven to 425℉.
  • Peel the center of the sweet potato(es) lengthwise, (see our video below), then cut 8 large thick slices lengthwise as well. Brush each slice with oil, season with salt & pepper, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While your potatoes ae baking, measure remaining ingredients and prepare the pork patties.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground pork, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, chopped peanuts, paprika, lime zest and 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix together.
  • Portion out 4 equal size portionsof the pork mixture and form oval shaped patties to just larger than the length and width the sweet potato slices that are baking in the oven. See our video for a great way to make your patties. Set aside.
  • For the satay sauce, mix together remaining soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter and remaining cilantro. If sauce is too thick, add a little water to thin it out. Set aside
  • Once your Sweet Potato slices have been baking for 20 minutes, you can begin frying your pork patties. Using a fry pan over medium high heat, cook patties for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm when done.
  • When sweet potato slices have finished baking, allow them to cool to the point they can be handled, then build your Po' boy.
  • To build your Po'boy, assemble by stacking in this order. Start with 1 slice of potato for your bottom bun, then a pork patty, then some of the satay sauce, followed by the lettuce and grated carrot.
  • Finish with one more slice of potato as your top bun and enjoy.


Author: Davis Knight
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Asian, Low Carb, Meat, Pork, Sandwich

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