Deep Fried Maine Lobster

July 20, 2015 | By: Ginna C

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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.