Big ole bag of white or yellow onions
Big ole bag of potatoes (at least 1 per person)
Plenty of corn on the cob (at least 1 per person)
2-3 packages of sausage (we used different kinds, hot italian sausage, turkey sausage, kielbasa)
2 bags of frozen shrimp (it can be cooked or uncooked, you may have to adjust how long you boil the shrimp based on the instructions on the bag)
2 regular size containers of old bay
4 green bell peppers (optional)
a bushel of steamed crabs (optional, to serve with the slop later)
Fill the largest pot in your house with water and dump an entire container of old bay inside. (One pot may not be big enough, so you might need to do two)
Bring the pot of water with the old bay to a boil.
Meanwhile...after shucking & cleaning the corn, cut into thirds.
Cut the potatoes into quarters. (I kept the skins on, but just made sure they were rinsed & clean)
Cut the onions into big bite-sized pieces.
Cut the sausage into about 1 inch pieces.
Once the pot starts to boil place the potatoes, (peppers), corn, & onions in first and let them boil for about 10 minutes.
Then add the sausage & shrimp.
Cook for another 10 minutes.
Watch as you boil. You don't want the onions, peppers & potatoes to get too soft or soggy.
If the sausage & shrimp are cooked through then drain the water from the pot, really make sure all the water is gone. Use a strainer if you have one that is large enough.
Then literally just dump the food onto a table (with a plastic tablecloth).
Grab forks (plates are optional) and go to town!
Serve with the other container of old bay.
Other great sides? Pasta salad. The bushel of crabs. Cornbread.
Good Food & Good Friends! YUM YUM YUM.
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