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Deep Fried Maine Lobster

Submitted by: Ginna C
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' This is actually one of my daddy's recipes. He's a commercial fisherman, but he finds time to make this whenever the family is together. But don't be fooled this simple recipe is one of the best out there. '
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(8 servings, prepare in 10 minutes, cook time 15 minutes, total meal in 25 minutes)

2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 pounds fresh Maine lobster tails, cleaned and halved but still in shell
2 quarts oil for deep frying


In a gallon sized plastic closeable bag combine, cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder.  Shake well.  Place one half of a Maine lobster tail at a time in to the bag.  Shake to coat the tails completely.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) .  Place one coated Maine lobster tail at a time into the oil.  Cook until Maine lobster turns white and the coating is lightly browned.  Let the fried tails dry on paper towels.

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Rating I have made this outstanding dish with your recipe it was a major hit in my home. Frying keeps the natural juices and flavors locked in. I have also cut the lobster in approximately 1 inch pieces then fried and and served as an appetizer with various dipping sauces at parties. Another hit everyone loved this just as much. Dawn Lobster dish variation