The Kerber’s Farm Cookbook: Lobster Rolls

September 10, 2019 (Last Updated: February 18, 2020)
This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Lobster Rolls are the epitome of New England summer eats! This recipe features perfectly buttered potato rolls stuffed to the brim with fresh lobster salad. These homemade rolls are a fraction of the cost as what you’ll pay at a restaurant, and just as delicious!

A close up of a lobster roll

Kerber’s Farm of Huntington, New York (on Long Island) has become a national brand through its products sold in stores such as Williams-Sonoma and Neiman Marcus, but its roots trace back to a simple farm and roadside country market first opened in 1941.

a photo of a cookbook spread showing lemon scones

Over the years it’s made an indelible impact on locals including Nick Voulgaris, who frequented the farm as a child, and purchased it in 2013 before it was converted into condominiums. In addition to Kerber’s Farm products available nationwide, starting next week on September 17th The Kerber’s Farm Cookbook will be for sale!

a photo of a cookbook spread showing shepherd\'s pie

With this book in hand old fans and new will be able to recreate many of the beloved favorites on the Kerber’s Farm menu including their lobster rolls recognized as one of the state’s best by The New York Times, and even Oprah’s favorite Kerberry Pie.

a photo of a cookbook spread showing mac and cheese pie

There are many mouthwatering, seasonal recipes within the pages of this beautifully photographed book. I have bookmarked several to try, including the decadent Mac and Cheese Pie, and the comforting Carrot and Chicken Soup.

a photo of a cookbook spread showing soup

Since it’s still summer, I simply couldn’t resist indulging in homemade Lobster Rolls featuring cool lobster salad studded with crunchy celery, served atop a bed of lettuce, and nestled in a buttered, griddled Martin’s potato roll.

a lobster roll on a white plate with potato chips

You can easily take a shortcut with your lobster rolls as I did, having your local seafood market or supermarket steam your lobsters for you if they offer this service. It was free for me, and I was relieved not to have to cook the lobster myself, which is not something I particularly enjoy doing.

2 lobster rolls on white plates with potato chips

I purchased a single lobster, and halved the recipe to yield 2 rolls. The result is a classic New England summer mainstay that pleases the palate, and will easily be a recipe I turn to in future summers when craving lobster.

a closeup of a lobster roll on a white plate

The book itself is a seasonal treasure I plan to revisit throughout the year. I’m already looking forward to fall and the Apple Cider Pork Chops with Pear Sauce! The recipes are simple and approachable, with easy to source ingredients, making this an unpretentious farm-to-table cookbook ideal for all cooking skill levels.

an overview picture of a lobster roll with potato chips
Lobster roll in a buttered, toasted bun

Lobster Rolls

Lobster Rolls are the epitome of New England summer eats! This recipe features perfectly buttered potato rolls stuffed to the brim with fresh lobster salad. These homemade rolls are a fraction of the cost as what you'll pay at a restaurant, and just as delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, New England
Servings 4 servings
Calories 759 kcal


  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) Maine lobsters
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • Pinch of salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 1/4 stick salted butter, softened (I used approximately half, and felt it was enough)
  • 4 Martin’s hot dog potato rolls
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce (I used shredded Romaine)


  • In a large pot on high heat, bring 8 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Place lobsters in the water and allow them to cook for several minutes. When they float to the top, they are ready. Using tongs, remove them from the pot and cool under cold water. (Alternatively your seafood market or supermarket seafood counter may steam the lobsters free of charge–that’s what I did!).
  • Remove all the meat from the tails, knuckles, and claws and chop them into bite-size pieces. (I like to keep the tips of the claw meat intact for visual appeal.) Transfer the meat to a bowl and mix in the mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  • Lightly butter the inside of the potato rolls and place them facedown in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they brown, taking care not to burn them.
  • Line each roll with a bed of shredded lettuce and then add a healthy scoop of the lobster salad.

Notes & Nutrition

From The Kerber’s Farm Cookbook
Servings 4.0 * calories 759 * Total Fat 22 g * Saturated Fat 6 g * Monounsaturated Fat 2 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 7 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 593 mg * Sodium 2448 mg * Potassium 64 mg * Total Carbohydrate 52 g * Dietary Fiber 2 g * Sugars 11 g * Protein 89 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*

*Disclaimer* I received no compensation to write this review other than a free copy of the book. My opinions are always my own.

Amazon disclosure – We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

1 Comment

  • Reply
    January 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! What a delicious excuse for lobster!!

  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating