Fabulous Lobster Cutlets Recipe

This is a traditional British recipe redacted from the redoubtable Mrs Beeton’s 1861 volume Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, the classic Victorian cookbook.


  1. 2 cups chopped lobster meat
  2. ½ teaspoon salt
  3. Few grains cayenne
  4. Few gratings nutmeg
  5. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  6. Yolk 1 egg
  7. 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  8. 1 cup Thick White Sauce


  1. Mix ingredients in order given, and cool.
  2. Shape in form of cutlets, crumb, and fry same as croquettes.
  3. Make a cut at small end of each cutlet, and insert in each the tip end of a small claw.
  4. Stack around a mound of parsley.
  5. Serve with Sauce Tartary.