Charleston Shrimp Breakfast

  • Serves

    serves 4


Seining for small sweet creek shrimp is a favorite Lowcountry pastime, and happily results in this meal from Ben Moise's The South Carolina Wildlife Cookbook (South Carolina Wild Life, 1981). Serve it with crisp bacon and a pot of steaming coffee.


  • 2 lb. small creek shrimp
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 14 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. bacon fat
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • Hominy


Step 1

Boil shrimp in 3 cups of water for 5 minutes. Cool shrimp, reserving liquid.

Step 2

Cook onions and pepper in bacon fat. Add flour and stir until mixture begins to turn brown.

Step 3

Pour in the shrimp liquid, and cook 2–3 minutes, stirring vigorously. Add shrimp, lower heat, simmer 4 minutes, and serve over hominy.

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