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Indoor Low Country Boil

Updated on July 25, 2012

Indoor Low Country Boil

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Becca's Low Country Boil

What better way to entertain a group of friends than a low country boil? This traditional coastal cuisine provides something for almost everyone and can be tweaked according to taste. I like mine rather spicy, so if you are not much on spices, you can tone it down to your liking. I cook this inside for my family, in a large pot (or two) on the stove. If you have access to a turkey fryer or a large outdoor pot, you can also cook this outside. The base for a low country boil includes smoked sausage, shrimp, small red potatoes, and corn on the cob. I also sometimes add crab legs or dungeoness crab claws to mine. I have added crawfish too on occasion. Either way, this savory and hearty meal is delicious. I suggest serving with tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, and my favorite, drawn whipped butter (melted butter, not margarine).

Indoor Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil cooking inside - So far the potatoes, onion, sausage, beer, and spices have been added.
Low Country Boil cooking inside - So far the potatoes, onion, sausage, beer, and spices have been added.
Ready for your dining pleasure.   This is an awesome meal.
Ready for your dining pleasure. This is an awesome meal.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Feeds a crowd of 20

Ingredients

  • 3 16 oz packs smoked sausage, sliced in inch long pieces
  • 5 lbs shrimp, I prefer easy peel, use whatever size you prefer
  • 24 small ears frozen corn on the cob
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes, quartered (or the miniature variety whole)
  • 1 40 oz can beer
  • 1 onion, large, peeled
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 bag crab/shrimp boil
  • 1 6 oz can bay style seasoning, I use a whole can but you can adjust to your taste.
  • crab legs, crab claws, crawfish, optional

Indoor Low Country Boil

  1. Bring water (fill about 1/2 full) to a boil in a large (and I do mean large) stock pot. If you need to use two pots, double the beer, spices, and onion, but divide other ingredients evenly between the two pots.
  2. Quarter your potatoes if necessary. If you buy the miniature variety of red potatoes, no cutting is necessary, just put in the pot whole.
  3. Add the spices and your peeled onion to the pot with the potatoes.
  4. Pour the can of beer into the pot also.
  5. Cook the potatoes or 15 to 20 minutes until they can be pierced easily with a fork but are still firm.
  6. While the potatoes are cooking, cut up your sausage. Add sausages when potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the frozen ears of corn to the mixture. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. By now the aroma is driving you crazy, I know, but not much longer, I promise. Add the shrimp and cook for another 10 minutes, until the shrimp are nice and pink.
  9. Drain the water off and serve with the lemon wedges, sauces, and butter. So very good, it would make you slap your grandma!

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      I usually use two big pots and split the recipe in half for each pot. They hold about 5 gallons of water each. So they are pretty large pots.

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      rbw 5 years ago

      How big is the pot that you used? I want to try this next weekend but don't have a pot and wanted to cook it on my stove...thank you!

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      It is something that originated from the low country -- the coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina. It is awesome!!!! Thanks for the compliment Letitia, you should try it. :)

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      LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

      I never heard of such a thing. Sounds southern and scrumptious!

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Thanks for visiting my site. Hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it. Hope to see you back again soon. :)

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Looks good to drink the soup. Makes a wonderful soup for dinner. Voted up.