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fried lobster tails on a white plate
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5 from 41 votes

Fried Lobster Tails

When it comes to seafood, lobster is the king. And my fried lobster tails is the perfect restaurant-style dish to showcase sweet petite lobster tails. They're easy to make and will WOW your friends and family
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 880kcal


  • 6 3-4 ounce lobster tails split in half, pulled out of the shell
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 large eggs whipped to make egg wash
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • corn oil for frying


  • Preheat cooking oil to 350 -375 degrees F.
  • split lobster tails down the middle and pull the meat out of the shell, but leave the meat attached.
  • pat dry lobster tails with paper towels.
  • dredge lobster tails in seasoned flour, completely coating meat and shell.
  • dip lobster and shell in egg wash completely covering tails, remove and allow to drain briefly.
  • coat egg wash lobster tail and shell in seasoned bread crumbs. Lightly pat bread crumbs onto lobster and shell to completely coat both.
  • place the breaded lobster tails in prheated oil and fry for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • carefully remove the lobster from the oil and allow to drain on a baking rack for 1 minutes.
  • serve lobster with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce or drawn butter


Calories: 880kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 367mg | Sodium: 2006mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 10mg