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If you drive north on Route 1, you’ll eventually know you’re in Maine without so much as a welcome sign -- wild blueberry stands and bearded men selling seafood out of the back of their trucks start popping up like weeds every mile or so. But the best side-of-the-road treat in Maine? The lobster roll. (Having this mid-drive will change the way you travel forever. More specifically, it will point you north, every time.) 

If you can’t make it to Route 1 this summer, here’s a recipe so you don’t miss out too much. It’s got the basics right. It involves a generous amount of sweet lobster piled into a buttered roll. But I will say, as a member of a family who drops the r’s off the end of words as soon as they cross the border, some Mainers swear by a different version. Try this one, and then come back here. I’ll tell you what it is. 

Lobster Roll Recipe from Leite’s Culinaria

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