Fried Lobster Fritters Recipe

Basket of Clamcakes and Glass of Beer, George's in Galilee, RI
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/3 cups flour (sift or stir before measuring)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked minced lobster meat
  • 8 cups of oil for deep fryer (or enough to reach fill line)

How 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.
  1. Be sure that the oil returns up to the temperature between each batch you fry.
  2. 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.


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.

If you'd like to try other fritter ideas, here are more:

  • 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 powdered sugar and serve with syrup for a brunch fritter option.