Classic New England Lobster Rolls


For the filling:
1 pound cooked lobster meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup mayonnaise

For the buns:
4 to 6 New England style split-top hot dog buns
2 to 3 tablespoons soft butter

For serving:
Lemon wedges
Potato chips


Make the lobster salad:

In a bowl, stir the lobster meat, lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, and mayonnaise together. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice, if you like.

Glass mixing bowl with chopped lobster, mayo and diced celery to make a homemade lobster roll recipe.
Mixing bowl with creamy lobster salad to make a homemade lobster roll recipe.

Toast the buns:
Spread the outsides of the buns with softened butter. Set a skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Toast the buns for about 30 seconds on each side, or until golden brown.

Three split rolls buttered and in a skillet to toast for a homemade lobster roll recipe.
How to make lobster rolls by toasting the bun. Three split buns, toasted and on a plate.

Assemble the lobster rolls:
Fill each bun with lobster salad. Serve with potato chips and a wedge of lemon.

Plate of the best lobster roll recipe served with a side of chips and a lemon wedge.

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