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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

543.1 calories; protein 38.7g 77% DV; carbohydrates 32.2g 10% DV; fat 28.6g 44% DV; cholesterol 135.5mg 45% DV; sodium 708.8mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
This unusual preparation for lobster is great for a special occasion! This one's a KEEPER!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2017
Very easy came out to perfection Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
This unusual preparation for lobster is great for a special occasion! This one's a KEEPER!! Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2006
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. Next time and there will be a next. I will check my oil temp before cooking. Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2003
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
it was wonderful i lve lobster and i am always looking for new wayss to cook them it turned out beautiful.and yummy Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
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 seasonings did not try to compete with the lobster flavor. It was the perfect blend of savory sweet. I wanna do it again! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2003
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 the mix otherwise perfect. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2005
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 good. I don't like spicy food so I substituted regular pepper instead of cayenne and added a little garlic salt for flavor. It was a bit on the bland side but still absolutely delicious and complimented the delicate flavor of the lobster meat perfectly. A keeper recipe for sure. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2003
Great for a lobster lover!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
We used our own gluten free breading. I wouldn't have ever thought lobster could taster better than it usually does! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2017
Very easy came out to perfection Read More