How to make
A low country boil is a perennial favorite here on the coast of Georgia. Easy to make in large quantities, it is a great main dish for a party. Though we find that not everyone likes all of the ingredients and so we pair a low country boil with a traditional covered dish to make sure everyone can find something to eat.
While we make our low country boil in the exact same setup (in terms of burner pot and strainer) as one could use for a deep fried turkey, it can also be made on a stove with a large pot.
Cooking the Low Country Boil
Bring water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook for 15 minutes and add sausage. Cook for an additional five minutes and add corn on the cob. Cook for an additional three minutes and add shrimp. Cook roughly two final minutes or until shrimp is pink all over and begin to float. But be quick with the shrimp once they begin to float or they will get rubbery.
A commonly found variation is to boil each of the individual ingredients separately, but this misses the two main advantages of the low country boil—ease of preparation and the shared flavors of the various ingredients. Another common variation is to add crab legs to the mix.
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