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Everyone loves southern food, but when it comes down to it, South Carolina has the best of them all. There’s a reason that the state is filled with top-notch restaurants that are recognized throughout the world. With unforgettable cuisine, we wanted to give you some ideas for classic South Carolina recipes that you can make right at home!
Shrimp & Grits
Being a coastal state, this is not the only seafood dish you’ll see on this list. Shrimp and grits are a staple in South Carolina, with different variations having cheese, peppers and, of course, bacon. For this recipe, we wanted to give you the classic Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits. Try this dish for any meal of the day, you will not be disappointed!
The most soulful food to make this list is collard greens. This classic side dish can make any meal better. Melting in your mouth, it’ll be love at first bite. Charleston Magazine gives us an amazing recipe for collard greens by simply adding ham hocks to theirs. Take a look and try it out!
Also known as Frogmore stew, Lowcountry boil, is an entire meal in one dish. Shrimp, sausage, corn and redskin potatoes provide you with a flavorful meal that will please any crowd. This classic South Carolina recipe from Coastal Living is as easy as it is tasty!
Known as the official state snack of South Carolina, you know we have great boiled peanuts! Throughout this state you will find different variations of this delicious food. Whether it’s Cajun-style or regular, you cannot go wrong with boiled peanuts here. Here’s a simple recipe so you can spice it up yourself with whatever you want to add!
Side or snack, fried okra is an essential food in South Carolina. You’ll want to make a lot of this dish because it is sure to be a crowd favorite! Take a look at one of our favorite versions of this classic South Carolina recipes from Taste of Home.
What are you waiting for? Get to cooking and try some of the best that South Carolina has to offer!