Southern Deep Fried Lobster

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 4 lbs Lobster Tails, cleaned in the shell
  • 2 qts Oil for deep-frying

Directions :

  • In a gallon-size zip-lock bag, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, and onion powder. Shake well.
  • Clean lobster tails while keeping tail in the shell. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large, deep skillet such as a cast-iron pan. The oil needs to reach 365 degrees.
  • Place half of the lobster tails in the bag, shake well to coat the tails completely. Remove tails, set on a rack over a tray to catch any drippings and keep the work area clean. Repeat with remaining tails.
  • Deep fry one lobster tail at a time in the oil for about 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Let fried tails dry on paper towels.

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