Dad deserves something extra special on Father’s Day. This recipe includes all the special touches from homemade mayo to live lobsters—making it as close to an authentic lobster roll as it can get. 

Makes 8 servings

Homemade Mayo:

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of sugar
  • 1-1 ½ cups vegetable oil (or any oil neutral in flavor)


  • 3 large lobsters (meat removed from tails and claws and chopped into large pieces)
  • 1/3 cup homemade mayo
  • 2 stalks celery (diced small)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives (minced, plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill (minced)
  • ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • 8 hot dog buns or sandwich rolls
  • ½ cup melted butter

Prepare the mayo in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or in a blender. Combine all the ingredients except the oil until thoroughly mixed. On high speed, slowly add the oil into the mixture drop by drop. Once it starts to come together and becomes light in color, stream the rest of the oil in slowly. The emulsion takes a good bit of time. When the mayo comes together and is light in color, spoon it into a container or jar and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine lobster meat, homemade mayo, celery, chives, dill, and salt. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Heat a grill pan to high heat. Brush the inside of the hot dog buns or rolls generously with the melted butter. Place on the grill cut side down for about 1–2 minutes or until charred. Fill each bun with the lobster mixture. Top with extra chives.

Andrea LeTard is the creator and author of Andrea’s Cooktales, an heirloom cookbook. She is also a Memphis-based personal chef, small party caterer, and cooking instructor. Andrea has been featured on Cooking Channel, Today Show, and Local Memphis Live. She was chosen as a Top 100 Contestant on MasterChef Season 6. Her recipes are “next-generation southern”—fun and fundamentally southern with a modern twist. Follow Andrea on Facebook, Instagram (@andreas_cooktales), and her video blog series at