Fried Lobster Balls

Lobster Balls, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Rest: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Yield: 24 lobster balls
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
107 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 61mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Lobster balls make great party food. They are loaded with lobster and chock-full of flavor and are quickly deep-fried to create delicious bites everyone will love. Similar to the more familiar fried crab ball, this recipe also combines shellfish with seasonings, breadcrumbs, and eggs, forms the mixture into balls, and fries them in oil until nice and crispy. These tasty appetizers feature chopped lobster meat, sweet onion, green bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, seasonings, breadcrumbs, and eggs. The batter is rolled into balls and deep-fried until golden brown.

This recipe calls for using raw lobster meat which is not usually sold in fish markets or the seafood department of the grocery store. This means you will need to buy a whole lobster and remove the meat before cooking the crustacean. While most often served as a side dish, you can also serve this as an entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarse breadcrumbs, or panko

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 8 ounces raw lobster meat, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped

  • 3 large eggs, well-beaten

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together breadcrumbs, flour, baking powder, garlic powder, dill weed, lemon pepper, salt, and Parmesan cheese.

  2. Stir in the lemon juice, lobster, bell pepper, sweet onion, and eggs until well-combined.

  3. Let rest for 15 minutes.

  4. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy skillet to 375 F or preheat a deep-fryer.

  5. Roll lobster mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

  6. Deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately,