Archives for Low Country category

Pan Fried Croaker

Croakers inhabit the southern coastal estuaries and are called such because of the drumming or croaking sound they make by vibrating muscles on either side of their swim bladders. Fried croaker is served from Maryland to Mississippi; add a little Cole slaw and some hush puppies and you have a real Lowcountry feast. Yield: 2 […]

Pilau, or Purloo as the Gullah call it, is one of the classic chicken and rice casseroles of the South Carolina Low Country.

This is a simple but delicious version of the Lowcountry classic Shrimp and Grits. The shrimp are sauteed in a butter sauce and served over stone-ground grits.

Benne Brittle

A recipe for benne brittle, a nineteenth century sesame seed candy made in Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country.

This recipe is a sumptuous introduction to the cooking of the South Carolina Low Country around Charleston. 8 quail, fresh or frozen 4 thinly sliced pieces of country ham, about 2 ounces each 2 spring onions (scallions) 4 tablespoons Butter 1 cup grits Water for grits, per package directions 1 cup half and half 1 […]

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits are one of Charleston’s best loved dishes, served for breakfast, or dinner. 6 cups water 6 cups milk 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 4 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups white grits (NOT instant or Quick Cooking) 16 Oz. finely grated white cheddar cheese (optional) 1 pound fresh shrimp, […]

A shrimp boil is a one-pot meal in the Low Country, usually cooked outside in big pots. 1/4 lb. Keilbasa (or other spicy, smoked sausage) perperson 1/2 pound Raw shrimp in shell per person 3 Red bliss potatoes per person 1 Ear of corn per person 2 Lemons Cayenne pepper Cloves Garlic Bay leaves Old […]

Limpin’ Susan

A traditional Low Country dish made with okra, rice and black eyed peas. The dish is thought to have originated in Africa.

Oyster Casserole

This traditional Southern dish is delicious, and a favorite in any season. Buy nice, firm, fresh oysters -no canned ones for this treat! The book this recipe comes from is one of the finest books on Soul Food and Southern Cooking there is. 1 cup coarsely crumbled saltine cracker crumbs 1 quart shucked fresh oysters […]

This is a traditional Southern feast on New Year’s Day. It’s a wonderful blend of rice, black-eyed peas, and ham that will make you happy all year. 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas 6 strips salt pork or bacon, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups cooked rice Salt and pepper to taste Dash of […]