Country Boil

    1 hour

    A traditional American dish from Georgia, which is simple to make and everyone will love it. It's made by boiling together potatoes, smoked sausage, corn, crab and prawns.

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    Serves: 15 

    • all purpose savoury seasoning, such as Knorr, to taste
    • 2.25kg new potatoes
    • 1.4kg cooked kielbasa sausages, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 8 ears fresh corn, husks and silks removed
    • 2.25kg whole crab, broken into pieces
    • 1.8kg fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
    • newspapers

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat a large pot of water over medium-high heat. Add savoury seasoning to taste and bring to the boil. Add potatoes and sausages; cook for about 10 minutes. Add the corn and crab; cook for another 5 minutes, then add the prawns when everything else is almost done; cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.
    2. Drain off the water and pour the contents out onto a well-lined table covered with newspaper. Grab a paper plate and a beer and enjoy!


    If your local supermarket doesn't stock all purpose savoury seasoning, you will find it online.
    Kielbasa sausages are Polish smoked sausages and are available in Polish delis. If unavailable, you can use Mattessons smoked sausage instead.

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    Warning -- you will eat so much of this you will feel sick!!! Our family version of this recipe includes adding the juice of two lemons, cayenne pepper, cloves, and bay leaves to the water. Oh so good.  -  18 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family has always had lo' country boils and it's absolutely the best meal ever! A few "family hints": add 1 or 2 whole lemons (just cut them in half and drop 'em in), 2 or 3 medium size onions(quartered), two datil peppers (these are a florida thang) and leave the heads and shells on the shrimp for more flavor (wash them before cooking of course, but peel 'em on your plate. Although I have to admit, I like it when the heads aren't on - they look at me otherwise and I feel sorry for them!), You can omit the crabs if you want(or leave them in) or you can use whole crawfish like another review suggested. We also use the boil-in-bag bay's easier! This meal IS best served by dumping it in the middle of the table on newspaper and then everyone just grabs a paper plate and loads up! I promise you, you won't be sorry if you make these additions! Now THAT is a lo' country boil Florida style!  -  19 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! I used 3/4 cup Old Bay to 6 quarts of water as per the Frogmore Stew recipe. I used turkey kielbasa (to cut down on the fat), shrimp, clams, sea scallops and a baby lobster tail per person. It was to die for! I suggest using a turkey fryer as it has the basket with holes in it and you don't have to worry about dumping out the water and keeping the food in the pot. You can't go wrong...add whatever seafood and spices you have and it's perfect. Wonderful recipe to feed a crowd!  -  08 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)