The Parchment

The Parchment

August 15, 2009

Getting your hands dirty

Ever gotten up from a meal with dirty hands?

I'm not talking sloppy joe messy. Not fried chicken messy. I'm talking you ate with your hands, messy, greasy, sloppy all at the same time.

That was my dinner tonight.

Frogmore Stew.

A delicious meal of crab legs, shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and smoked sausage all boiled together in one flavor filled pot of water.

You can use a fork for the potato and sausage if you like.

Otherwise, this is a hands on meal.

With drawn butter and cocktail sauce.


Messy? Sure.

Worth it? Absolutely!


  1. all i can say is envious!!!! I need frogmoore stew!

  2. Sorry you missed out. It was great! But don't be jealous. You too can make this simple yet tasty dinner. (Read in an infomercial voice.)

  3. OMGosh, where do I get frogmore stew? Do I have to cook it myself? who named it? How come I have never heard of it?

  4. I'd say the main reason you've not heard of it is because it's a dish cooked and served mainly in the Low Country of SC and GA. There's a claim that the dish originated in a little place called Frogmore, thus the name. It might also be referred to as Low Country Boil or Beaufort Stew. Probably, you'll need to cook it yourself where you are... :wink: I'll post a link where you can find the recipe.