Who said popcorns can only be popped from golden corns? Well, no one actually. Which is precisely why the concept of “popcorn” has been adopted in so many different way. Case in point, chicken popcorns. Because what’s better than a batch of golden-fried bite-sized chicken bits to snack on, right? But what if we told you that you can fry up your popcorns using some juicy lobster meat as well? Sounds brilliant doesn’t it? Well it tastes brilliant as well!
Unlike most other snacks, these lobster popcorns can be taken up a notch by pairing them with some bubbly or wine. Because, lobster. So you get the crispy crunchy goodness of golden fried popcorn but with the rich meaty flavour of lobsters. It doesn’t get any better! So follow the recipe below to fry up a batch of these delicious popcorns this week!
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Print Recipe Lobster Popcorn Recipe
Batter fried lobster meat chunks.
Combine flour, salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a zip-lock bag and mix until combined. Place the panko in a separate bag.
Using scissors, split the lobster tails, and remove the meat. Cut into bite-sized cubes. If the lobster meat is difficult to remove, blanch the lobster tails in boiling water for three minutes beforehand; cool quickly, and then extract the meat.
Place the eggs in a small bowl and whisk.
Add the lobster cubes into a plastic sealable bag, and shake to coat each piece.
Remove the lobster cubes from the bag. Dip the lobster into the egg mixture.
Place the coated lobster pieces directly into the bag with panko, shaking to coat. Set the lobster pieces aside on a plate in an even layer.
Add two inches of oil to a wide frying pan, turning the heat to medium-high. Once the pan is hot, turn down the temperature to medium, adding the breaded lobster in batches. Cook for one to two minutes until they are golden brown.
Remove the cooked pieces from the pan and place directly into a bowl with a paper towel lining the bottom.
Sprinkle the lobster with lime zest and a little extra salt and/or cayenne. Toss to coat.
Serve immediately with a lime wedge and dipping sauce of choice.