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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.*