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    Brett Johnson turns the lobster frying in a pot in the kitchen of his childhood home on Bailey Island. The family recipe is from Johnson's nana, Eileen Johnson.

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    Brett Johnson cuts up a lobster tail before dipping it in batter.

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    Cathy Silva of Port Charlotte, Fla., and her brother Brett Johnson share a moment in the kitchen of their family home on Bailey Island while making fried lobster.

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    Lobster fries in a pot of Crisco oil at the Johnson family home.

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    Cathy Silva ladles some lobster chowder into a bowl to go along with the fried lobster.

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    Mille Johnson, the daughter-in-law of Eileen Johnson, pours a glass of white wine to go a long with the family dinner.

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    From left, Brett Johnson, Chris Johnson, Evan Johnson, 13, Cathy Silva, and Millie Johnson enjoy a family dinner featuring fried lobster.

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    Eileen Johnson's fried lobster. The recipe has been kept alive by her grandchildren.

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