Ina's Lobster and Corn Fritters

Our beach club has lobster night every Wednesday throughout the summer.....we love it! However, it's always more than I can eat so I bring home the lobster leftovers and usually make a salad with them. I remember marking this recipe in Ina's book so last week, I made her fritters with the leftover lobster. YUM!
Ina makes an lovely sauce to go with them, but I didn't want to take the time, so just mixed some sour cream and mayo together with a little lemon juice and it was all I needed. Perfect, easy summer dinner. You could use shrimp too.

Ina's Lobster Corn Fritters
From Foolproof by Ina Garten

Ingredients for the fritters:
6 to 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 scallions, thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups fresh corn kernels (2-3 ears)
12 ounces cooked lobster meat, 1/4 inch dice
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
kosher salt
2 extra large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup half and half

Ingredients for the sauce:
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2/3 cup Hellman's mayo 
freshly ground black pepper

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the scallions and corn. Saute for 3 minutes. Add the lobster and cook for a minute or so. Set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, paprika, Old Bay Seasoning and the a teaspoon of salt.
 Make a well in the center and add the eggs and cream., stirring until well blended. Stir in the corn and lobster mixture.
Heat the butter in a saute pan and drop 2 rounded tablespoons of the batter into the hot butter.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. 

Serve with the hot sauce on the side.


  1. They look delicious! So many great flavours going on in there...




  2. They look super! I have never had this combo..corn and lobster...fantastic!

  3. They turned out perfect barbara..and I always like Ina's recipes.

  4. i can count the number of times i've eaten lobster on one hand, so a weekly lobsterfest sounds awesome to me! great way to use up leftovers, obviously. :)

  5. Ummm...the idea of a weekly lobster fest made my heart beat a little faster. What an amazing and wonderful thing!

  6. Hi Barbara, oh what a glorious summer you are having enjoying lobster weekly. Beautiful fritters!!!

  7. Wow these fritters sound and look awesome...corn and lobster...yes!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

  8. These look absolutely delicious !!

  9. (Omg ... just left a great comment and hit the wrong button! Blogger 1st world problems! We should do a post on that, losing a great comment and then just giving up!)

    Barbara, even your foodie dreams are a better cook than me and my real life. Love Summer with its fetes and cookouts and those long days that turn into lovely evenings among friends with all of the swells wearing their best casual beach/club accoutrements with wayfarer and aviator frames, and tan lovelies. Love freakin' fritters! Love lobster rolls and calamari and East Coast oysters with squeezed lemon and mignonette and horseradish. My best for a long (like indian summer long) memory filled summer, my friend! - Jg.

  10. Lobster and summer went hand in hand when we spent our summers in Maine as lobster was cheaper than ground beef. August was always the time you could buy fresh corn from the farms so your recipe sounds like a nice way to remember our good times at the lake.



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