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Hot Lobster Roll

While the typical hot lobster roll comes with the meat already gilded with melted butter, the Maine Diner's version is even simpler than that: plain, warm lobster piled into a toasted bun, presented with a cup of drawn butter on the side. Proprietor Dick Henry explained, "We found that if we served the meat already buttered, the bun fell apart." So it is eater's choice: either pour all the butter all over the sandwich, risking bun disintegration, or simply pick chunks of meat and shreds of toasted bread from the plate and dip them in the cup of butter as you wish.

While not essential, New England split-top hot dog rolls with flat surfaces on each side are by far the best kind of bun to use. They are made for grilling … in butter, of course!

Recipe Source: Maine Diner

Preparation Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


Split-top hot dog roll
4 ounces warm lobster meat, in bite-size pieces
Hot melted butter


  1. Grill the roll in butter on both sides until the outside is crisp and light brown.
  2. Fill the roll with lobster meat and serve it with a cup of melted butter on the side.
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