Deep Fried Lobster Tails

Deep-fried lobster tails can be a delightful and indulgent treat. Here’s a simple recipe for deep-fried lobster tails:


  • 4 lobster tails, thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Prepare the lobster tails:
    • Use kitchen shears to cut the top of the lobster shells lengthwise, exposing the meat. Carefully remove the lobster meat from the shells, keeping it attached at the tail end. Place the lobster meat on top of the shells.
  2. Preheat the oil:
    • In a deep fryer or a large, deep pot, heat enough vegetable oil to reach a temperature of 350°F (180°C).
  3. Set up a dredging station:
    • In a shallow dish, combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. In another dish, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk.
  4. Coat the lobster tails:
    • Dredge each lobster tail in the flour mixture, ensuring it is evenly coated.
    • Dip the coated lobster tails into the egg and buttermilk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Double coat for extra crispiness (optional):
    • For an extra crispy coating, repeat the dredging process by again coating the lobster tails in the flour mixture and then dipping them into the egg and buttermilk mixture.
  6. Deep-fry the lobster tails:
    • Carefully place the coated lobster tails into the preheated oil, one or two at a time, depending on the size of your fryer or pot.
    • Fry until the lobster tails are golden brown and the meat is cooked through, which usually takes about 3-5 minutes. Be attentive to avoid overcooking.
  7. Drain and serve:
    • Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the deep-fried lobster tails from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve hot:
    • Serve the deep-fried lobster tails hot, accompanied by lemon wedges for squeezing over the top.

Enjoy your indulgent deep-fried lobster tails as a special treat or part of a seafood feast!

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