Let’s talk sides for your lobster roll. Sometimes fries are served. Sometimes coleslaw. Never a salad. Traditionally, lobster rolls should be served with potato chips. You know the quality of lobster roll joint by the type of chips they serve. For my money, I want crisp, flat (no ridges) salty chips made in New England. There are a number of potato chip companies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine so they pair nicely. When they are right, they are a thing of beauty.
The best lobster rolls for me are the kind I can get to go, sit on the beach and eat while watching the waves roll into shore on a sunny, cold New England day. If you are ever in or around Portsmouth, NH check out Beach Plum, Sander’s Fish Market (not just for lobster rolls), or in the summertime Chauncey Creek in Kittery, Maine are all great places to get your lobster roll fix.
Happy New Year Tovolo friends! Here’s to a happy, healthy, and hopeful 2017.