Creole Lobster Cakes with Tartar Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 10 cakes


  • 1 pound lobster meat, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped yellow bell pepper
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, green parts only
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard*
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fine bread crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning, (see the recipe below)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Tartar Sauce (see the recipe below)
How to cook Creole Lobster Cakes with Tartar Sauce:
  • Melt the butter in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers. Season with salt and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are soft and slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the lobster meat, green onions, parsley, mustard, mayonnaise, the cooled vegetables, and 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs. Mix well. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and form them into 1-inch-thick cakes (patties).
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour with 1 teaspoon of Creole Seasoning. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the water. In a third bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs and Creole seasoning.
  • Heat oil to 360°F (180°C) in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Dredge the cakes first in the seasoned flour, tapping off any excess, then in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off.
  • Dredge the cakes in the seasoned bread crumbs, coating them evenly. Gently lay the cakes, 3 to 4 at a time, in the oil and fry until lightly golden, about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Garnish the fried lobster cakes with parsley and serve with Tartar Sauce.

Creole Seasoning Recipe

Creole Seasoning Ingredients:
    Makes about 2/3 cup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
How to cook Creole Seasoning:
    Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container until ready for use.

Tartar Sauce Recipe

Tartar Sauce Ingredients:
    Makes about 1 cup
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, green part only
  • 2 tablespoons drained sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers, chopped if large
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
How to cook Tartar Sauce:
  • In a bowl, fold all the ingredients together.
  • Adjust seasoning, to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, giving the sauce 1 hour to stand before serving for the flavors to marry.


The Creole Lobster Cakes with Tartar Sauce recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


*Creole mustard - Pungent prepared mustard made from brown mustard seeds. As a substitute, use any strong flavored prepared brown mustard.

This recipe for Creole Lobster Cakes with Tartar Sauce serves/makes: 10 cakes

The Creole Lobster Cakes with Tartar Sauce recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Lobster (more Lobster recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Creole (more Creole recipes)

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