Frogmore Stew

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

St. Helena Island, near Hilton Head, used to have a town center called Frogmore, named after an ancestral English country estate. It consisted of four buildings, including the post office; new residents have changed the official name to St. Helena. In the early twentieth century, Frogmore was the site of booming caviar and diamondback terrapin businesses. The “stew” is named after the old Sea Island settlement.

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