Fried Lobster Fritters

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
393 Calories
22g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 393
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 222mg 5%
*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.)

These lobster fritters are tasty little morsels, deep fried to perfection.

What can you serve at your next pool party, book club meeting or game day get together that is a step up from chicken wings? These lobster fritters can be dressed up or dressed down and are always a welcome bite.

The equipment you will need for this recipe is a deep fat fryer or a suitable pan deep enough for heating oil to cover the fritters. An ice cream scoop or cookie dough scoop is useful to have for making a nice round fritter when you drop it in the oil. If you aren't using a fry basket, you'll want a cooking spider utensil for removing the fritters from the oil.


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted or stirred before measuring

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 1 1/2 cups minced cooked lobster meat

  • 8 cups oil, for deep-frying, or enough to reach fill line

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in the deep fryer to 370 F.

  2. Sift the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, salt, paprika. This ensures they are well-mixed.

  3. Combine the beaten egg and milk; stir in the lobster.

  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot deep fat (370 F) and fry until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes.

  6. Remove the fritters to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

  7. Be sure that the oil returns up to the temperature between each batch you fry.

  8. You can keep the fritters warm in a preheated 200 F oven as you are making them if you plan to serve them all at once. This is especially a good idea if you are making a larger batch. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • What can you serve as a dipping sauce? Tartar sauce is one idea but also think about a herb mayonnaise such as basil mayonnaise or a truffle-herb mayonnaise. Experiment with different aioli.

Recipe Variation

  • You can substitute crab or minced clams for the lobster in these fritters. You might also add some baby corn kernels to give another element of sweetness. Another variation is to add bacon and onions, although you may prefer to let the lobster shine on its own.
  • Salmon Fritters Recipe: This is a similar recipe with canned salmon, a good idea if your guests are allergic to shellfish.
  • Oyster Fritters Recipe: You will make these in the same way as the lobster fritters. Sauce suggestions are tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.
  • Corn Fritters: If you prefer a vegetarian option, these corn fritters can be substituted, or you can dust them with confectioners' sugar and serve with syrup for a brunch fritter option.