Brown Butter Honey Fried Lobster Tails & Cornbread Waffles

Brown Butter Honey Fried Lobster Tails & Cornbread Waffles

Do you want to make a show-stopping brunch dish for mom this Mother's Day? Look no further than this amazing Honey Fried Lobster Tail & Cornbread Waffles recipe by our friends at KneadGod!

Note from the chef: Sweet and savory, this dish is a delicious combination of Maine lobster tails coated in a honey-and-spice blend and fluffy cornbread waffles. The maple syrup drizzle adds the perfect finishing touch. 


For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the lobster fry batter:

  • 1/4 cup (59ml) rice flour
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) corn starch 1
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Additional ingredients:

  • (4) 5-6 oz Maine Lobster Tails, cut into half lengthwise
  • Garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, and honey powder to lightly season the lobster
  • Oil for frying

For the cornbread waffles:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup medium grind yellow cornmeal
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk shaken with 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly


For the sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the butter, swirling the pan occasionally, until it turns a deep brown color and has a nutty aroma.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the honey and red pepper flakes.
  4. Let the butter cool slightly before using.

Sauce Tips:

  1. Be careful not to overcook the butter, or it will become bitter.
  2. If you don't have red pepper flakes, you can omit them or substitute another spice, such as cayenne pepper or garlic powder.
  3. This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of honey brown butter. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the fry batter and lobster:

  1. Mix all the batter ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil to 375°F in a frying pan.
  3. Lightly season the lobster with garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, and honey powder.
  4. Lightly coat the lobster pieces with the batter mixture.
  5. Place the lobster bites carefully into the oil.
  6. Fry until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Mix the cooked lobster bites with the sauce.

For the cornbread waffles:

  1. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center, and add the milk, honey, eggs, and vanilla bean paste.
  3. Mix well to combine, then add in the slightly cooled melted butter. Mix again until just combined; don’t over-mix.
  4. Let the batter rest in the fridge for at least one or two hours and up to one day.
  5. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Cook the waffles until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Serve the Honey Fried Lobster Tail over the Cornbread Waffles with a honey brown butter sauce drizzle.

Enjoy your delicious Honey Fried Lobster Tail & Cornbread Waffles!

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