Deep Fried Lobster

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 6th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings8
  • Calories543
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.

Deep Fried Lobster Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Deep Fried Lobster for 8 servings:

  • 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 lobster tails, cleaned and halved but still in shell
  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying

Deep Fried Lobster Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In25m

To cook Deep Fried Lobster, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Deep Fried Lobster is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Deep Fried Lobster within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Deep Fried Lobster easily:

  1. 1 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 lobster tail at a time in to the bag. Shake to coat the tails completely.
  2. 2 Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skilled to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place one coated lobster tail at a time into the oil. Cook until the lobster turns white and the coating is lightly browned. Let the fried tails dry on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 543 calories; 28.6 grams of fat; 32.2 grams of carbohydrates; 38.7 grams of protein; 136 milligrams of cholesterol; 709 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 2nd 2011

    I added a photo for your recipe. We fried a giant lobster tail for my husband's 50th birthday last night. The rest of us had normal sized tails. Your daddy's recipe is superb! The season ...

  2. We used our own gluten free breading. I wouldn't have ever thought lobster could taster better than it usually does!

  3. Nov 15th 2006

    This was different, The lobster meat was very sweet. My lobster never turned white, I did not get that. Also I think my oil was to hot. My lobster browned to fast. But it was still good. Nex ...

  4. Mar 11th 2005

    I was looking for a fun informal way to serve up lobster meat, and this is a good one. We used chunks of frozen lobster tail meat instead of whole lobster tails. It was very sweet and very g ...

  5. Nov 17th 2003

    It was good- I think next time I will put equal amounts of cornmeal and flour for the mixture. It had a great taste and it did make the lobster meat very very sweet. I will make this again

  6. Mar 28th 2003

    Great for a lobster lover!!

  7. Jan 29th 2003

    Perfect! Our fishmonger gave us a bag of frozen rock lobster tails and we needed something new to do with them. My husband wanted them again the next night. I added a little more spice to ...

  8. Nov 18th 2001

    it was wonderful i lve lobster and i am always looking for new wayss to cook them it turned out beautiful.and yummy

  9. Jul 1st 2000

    This unusual preparation for lobster is great for a special occasion! This one's a KEEPER!!