Slow Cooker Low Country Boil

aka Frogmore Stew

Slow Cooker Low Country Boil

This is DELICIOUS! Seriously.

Ideal for a party or gathering. We love it even if it’s just our little family. One Pot, no utensils and easy clean up. Have napkins or paper towel handy, this is a hand eating juices running deliciousness 😀

recipe via Cari Garrison

4 cups water
1 (12 oz.) bottle beer (I used can Miller because of store deal)
4 bay leaves
3 Tbl. Old Bay seasoning
1.5 lbs. (about 10) small red potatoes (or cut to SMALL size)
3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 onion, cut into quarters
3-4 garlic cloves
4-6 ears sweet corn, cut in thirds or quartered, depending on size
1 bag (12 mini ears) frozen corn on the cob]
2 lemons, cut in half
1 lbs. Hillshire Farms kielbasa &/or smoked sausage (or both! we LOVE that stuff) *any brand will work fine
2 lbs. uncooked large shrimp in shells, deveined and thawed if frozen

In a large 6 or 7-quart slow cooker, add the water, beer, bay leaves and Old Bay. Stir until combined.

Cut the potatoes into small chunks if they are large. Add the potatoes, sausage, celery, onion and garlic to the mixture. Squeeze the lemons over the top, preventing the seeds from falling in. Add the squeezed halves to the pot.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

Add corn, cook additional 2 hours. Or when potatoes are done.

Add the shrimp to the pot. Carefully stir until combined. It’ll be tight but make it fit, gently pushing down into broth. Food doesn’t have to be covered by liquid, you just do want to have enough in cooker.

Cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the shrimp has turned pink.

Drain the mixture into a large rimmed dish. Save some of the liquid for dipping crusty bread. We ladled some broth over food.

Or pour onto paper (newspapers, parchment paper or brown paper bags) right on picnic/patio table, kitchen table or countertop. THAT’S how it’s done!

I think everyone knows this but hey…just in case. 😉

*Optional – Serve with garlic butter & cocktail sauce for dipping.


Because I love food & think it’s a beautiful thing. However, I’m temporarily stuck with a replacement phone so they are not the pro hired & staged ‘ina’ or ‘Martha’ style for sure. Its just me ♡

Potatoes smaller than this…we learned.

I had this need to throw in a little something from garden (even if the lemons did come off my tree) …so a little jalapeño it is.

& not leaving well enough alone, sprinkled a little creole seasoning in. This family likes spicy. 😀

Lowcountry boil
Old Bay Seasoning

Dig in!

Example about on paper….

– above photo shrimp boil via food52


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