Deep Fried Lobster

Total Time

25 Minutes




  • 2 cups polenta
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 pounds fresh lobster tails, cleaned and halved but still in shell
  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying


  1. In a gallon sized plastic sealable bag combine, polenta, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder. Shake well. Place one half of a lobster tail at a time in to the bag. Shake to coat the tails completely.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skilled to 180°C. Place one coated lobster tail at a time into the oil. Cook until the lobster turns white and the coating is lightly browned. Let the fried tails dry on paper towels.
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