Pattycake's Shrimp Gravy for shrimp and grits

Pattycake's Shrimp Gravy For Shrimp And Grits Recipe

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Patty Sandifer Baskin


This is my adaptation of a recipe that we used to make when I worked at a Famous Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.


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5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
    small, peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped bell pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    bacon grease
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    seafood seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershite sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Pattycake's Shrimp Gravy for shrimp and grits


  1. In skillet, fry onions and peppers in bacon grease. When onion is golden, add shirmp and stir around several times.
  2. Add about 3/4 cup of water. Simmer 2-3 minutes and thicken with the cornstarch and a little water made into a paste.
  3. Add seasonings, Worcestershite sauce and ketchup. Cook slowly til thickened.
    Serve over creamy grits.

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About Pattycake's Shrimp Gravy for shrimp and grits

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #shrimp, #Southern, #Grits

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