When it comes to breakfast nobody does it better than the South! And this Low Country Breakfast is one of my favorite examples of Southern Breakfast Cuisine.
Creating dishes with local ingredients has always been my favorite way to cook deliciousness in my kitchen and our local shrimp have often found their way into my recipes and my dinner plate. The original recipe I sampled at the King and Prince Resort on Saint Simons Island used local Georgia Shrimp and local artisan andouille sausage.
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What ingredients do I need to make a Low Country Breakfast?
For my adaption of this delicious Southern Breakfast, I used our local Florida Pink Shrimp and Adells Andouille Sausage I found in our local Publix Market.
When I begin to cook I always gather my ingredients before beginning. This is called a Mise en Place which loosely translates into everything in its place.
Getting everything ready before you start cooking makes the process go more quickly and smoothly and also ensures you have everything you need before you start.
Do You Have to Use Andouille Sausage to make a Low Country Breakfast?
No, you do not. Fee free to use your favorite sausage in this dish. Mexican Chorizo would also be a good choice, but if you prefer another type of sausage, use that to create a breakfast that you will truly love. Cooking is all about making substitutions. Use what you enjoy eating to change up recipes and use what you have on hand.
The first step in creating this delicious dish is sauteing the potatoes in your skillet over medium heat until they are almost done. Then add the andouille sausage and continue to sautee until the sausage starts to get some good color from the pan.
When the sausage is browned add the seasonings, peppers and onions and continue to saute for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
Add the corn to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Do I have to use corn to make this Breakfast dish?
No, you do not. Feel free to leave the corn completely or replace it with other vegetables.
Other good additions would be:
- Collards or other greens
Once all those ingredients are cooked its time to add the shrimp. Shrimp don’t take too long to cook and overcooking shrimp will make them tough and reduce the natural sweetness of the shrimp. So cook keep an eye on those shrimp!
When the shrimp are done, remove the skillet from the heat and loosely cover the pan while you cook the eggs.
Serve up the finished skillet ingredients and top them with your favorite style of eggs. I love Sunny Side Up eggs but feel free to make them however you like.
You could even roll all the ingredients into a big flour tortilla and make an ah-mazingly delicious breakfast burrito.
But after creating this deliciousness I want a little Yolkporn action on my plate and since we eat with our eyes, I’ve already created a visual feast!
I love shrimp for breakfast and I did not want to make shrimp and grits even though it is my all time favorite dish for the morning. This one hit the spot. Of course I did make some substitutions. I used a chicken pineapple sausage and used cherry tomatoes instead of corn. Mostly because I did not have the andouille sausage you called for and no corn right now. It was delicious!
Chef Dennis Littley
The beauty of cooking is adapting with ingredients you enjoy eating or have on hand. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed my low country breakfast!
I just made this without corn, and its delish!!! I added home grown cherry tomatoes to it, yummy! I’ll add mushrooms next time, I’m looking forward to trying your other recipies. Thank you!
Chef Dennis Littley
Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed my Low Country Breakfast! And swapping out ingredients really lets you make the recipe your own. I hope you find more recipes to try
Having shrimp for breakfast is truly a luxury! Love this coutry style breakfast, It looks absolutely delicious!
This looks fantastic. What a lovely breakfast. I love how you combined seafood and sausages. Sounds like an interesting combo. I must give this a try.
This is such a hearty breakfast dish! I don’t eat meat so I’ve never actually been able to enjoy this at a restaurant but I’m definitely going to make this recipe (and just omit the sausage!).
This is my type of breakfast dish! I love this!
Such a hearty, delicious breakfast with tons of flavor. We absolutely love topping it with over easy eggs, and sometimes scrambled to mix them in!
This is a great breakfast recipe, it let us feel like we were visiting the south at a time when we can’t go anywhere! Thank you for sharing!
This sounds like a wonderful and tasty weekend breakfast! Maybe even make this for Mothers Day?
Lovely start to an amazing Breavkfast. Definitely a Happy and comforting meal. I can enjoy everything on this platter.
This looks so yummy! What a hearty and fun breakfast to share with my family! Thanks for the ideas for substitutions, too — that’s super useful now, when it’s hard to go grocery shopping.
Amy Liu Dong
Wow! My kind of breakfast, it looks so yummy and very enticing. I love the recipe you’ve done and the ingredients is my favorite, I’ll definitely make this at home. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like a nice change from the usual breakfast. This would make for a hearty meal.. perfect for brunch!