Low Country Boil

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Low Country Boil

This is a super easy low country one pot recipe for a picnic or laid back dinner party.  Throw in any shellfish that you like (crawfish, clams, crab). Here’s the basic recipe.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Low Country


  • 2lb smoked Andouille Sausage, sliced into 1″ pieces
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 lb small potatoes, whole (fingerlings pictured)
  • 8 ears corn, each ear cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled (optional) & deveined
  • sea salt


  • Bring a LARGE pot of water to a boil (fill it 2/3 way so there’s room for all the ingredients to eventually go in).  If you don’t have a large pot then you may have to use 2 pots.  Generously salt (1 1/2 tsp) the boiling water and add Old Bay seasoning, potatoes and andouille.
  • Cook on a low boil uncovered for ~ 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft and add corn.  Cook for ~ 2 minutes and add shrimp.  Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are done.
  • Drain and serve on a table covered with newspaper or kraft paper.  Add sea salt to taste.  Happy Low Country Boil Eating!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Kraft Paper – To throw all the Low Country Boil on to.  No serving plates needed!
  • Over The Sink Colander – For Straining your colander over the sink vs. letting it sit in a messy sink.

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Keywords: Low Country, Southern, Holidays, Picnic Food, Potluck Food, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Pork, Shell Fish, Coastal

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