Surullitos de Maiz (Cornmeal Sticks)6 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 35 min
“Fried corn sticks are a common appetizer here in Puerto Rico. Although time consuming, it is well worth the effort. Be sure to eat them immediately. I find that once the corn sticks have gone cold, they are about as tasty as cold French fries.” - by CFUCHSLAO
Original recipe yields 50 sticks
- Combine the water and salt in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cornmeal and sugar. Return to medium heat, and cook stirring constantly until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat, and stir in the Edam cheese until well blended.
- Roll tablespoonfuls of the cornmeal mixture into balls. Then roll the balls into small fat sticks about 3 inches long. In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup and mayonnaise to make the dipping sauce. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Carefully place some of the corn sticks into the oil so they are not crowded. Fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from hot oil, and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with the sauce.
Amount Per Serving (10 total)
- 361 cal
- 25.5 g
- 29.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (6)Rate This Recipe
"GREAT recipe! Very tasteful! :) One thing to improve it: when you make the sticks, roll them in raw cornmeal (the same you just used!) before frying. This way, they won't stick and they will be even..." See more crispier!"
"Yum! Instead of frying I baked, and instead of rolling little cigars I rolled the dough flat and cut fries out using a pizza slicer. This worked fairly well, but I needed quite a bit of flour and co..." See morernmeal to aid in handling. I had used this recipe to replicate corn fries from favorite restaurant no longer in business--- they worked just fine. In the future I will add more spices to the dough."
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