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Famous South Carolina Recipes

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Famous South Carolina Recipes include peach pie, she-crab soup, biscuits and gravy, sweet tea, pecan pie, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in South Carolina. 

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South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State. The state capital is Charleston and is right along the Atlantic coast. The food scene is a major part of the culture in South Carolina with up-and-coming chefs around every corner. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the beach and enjoy the ocean breeze after eating lunch at an oceanside cafe. 

These ten food categories include three recipes from notable professional chefs and home chefs, with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely South Carolina. 

Peach Pie 

Fresh peaches sliced and piled onto pie crust and covered with a beautiful lattice-patterned top is one of the best recipes you can have in the summer. 

She-Crab Soup 

Crab soup is creamy and made with onions, carrots, celery, white wine, rice, Old Bay seasoning, tomato paste, clams, and crab meat. It’s definitely worth trying at home.  

Biscuits and Gravy 

Soft fluffy biscuits topped with sausage gravy is a famous South Carolina recipe that is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings at home or big brunches with family. 

Deviled Eggs 

Boiled eggs peeled, sliced in half, and then filled with a whipped egg yolk mixture is a classic southern appetizer.  

Sweet Tea

 You can’t go to South Carolina without tasting some sweet tea. It’s even better when it’s homemade!


Oysters in the half shell cooked with butter and garlic or pried out of the shell and fried are another famous South Carolina recipe. The oysters are fresh right from the ocean and you can definitely taste the difference. 

Pecan Pie 

Pecans are a southern favorite and pecan pie is a staple. This dessert is easy to make and is perfect for potluck dinners or backyard barbecues. 

Shrimp and Grits 

Spicy sauteed shrimp piled neatly on top of creamy grits is a must-try at home. South Carolina is known for its shrimp and grits for a reason. This is one you definitely need to make from scratch. 

Collard Greens 

This green leafy vegetable is cooked down with bacon, apple cider vinegar, and spicy red pepper flakes. It’s a southern favorite that is easy to make at home. 

Fried Okra 

Fresh okra diced into one-inch pieces and fried is a delicious appetizer you can find in restaurants all over the state. 

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Saturday 21st of May 2022

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