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Louisiana Deep Fried Lobster

A real treat for lobster lovers
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
For Each Tail4 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep fried lobster, lobster tail recipes, louisiana lobster
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal


  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp onion Powder
  • 4 lbs lobster tails cleaned in the shell
  • 2 qts oil for deep-frying approximately


  • In a gallon size zip-lock bag, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder. Shake well.
  • Clean lobster tails while keeping tail in the shell. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large, deep skillet such as a cast iron pan. The oil needs to reach 365 degrees.
  • Place half of the lobster tails in the bag, shake well to coat the tails complete. Remove tails, set on a rack over a tray to catch any drippings and keep the work area clean. Repeat with remaining tails.
  • Deep fry one lobster tail at a time in the oil for about 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Let fried tails dry on paper towels.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg