Pattycake's Shrimp Gravy for shrimp and grits

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By Patty Sandifer Baskin
from Walterboro, SC

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

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method 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

  • 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.