Surullitos de Maize (Puerto Rican Corn Sticks) are a staple dish here in Puerto Rico. They are super easy to prepare and make for a great appetizer, late night snack; even for breakfast….
My son is a HUGE Surullito lover, so I thought I would have a go at cooking them at home. The end result was a big smile and thumbs up from my son…..
This is all you need:
- 1 Cup of Corn Meal
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar (add more or less it’s up to you)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 cups water
- 2 or more cups Oil for frying
This is all you have to do:
- In a pan, add the water, salt, sugar, butter and bring to a boil
- Once boiling, turn heat to slow and gradually add the corn meal, mixing continuously as you add the corn meal
- Keep mixing as the corn meal begins to thicken
- The corn meal will become almost dough like and will form a ball in the center of the pan
- Allow it to cool so you can handle it
- Take a small piece of the cooked corn meal and roll it out into Surullito shapes, roughly 3 inches long (you can wet your hands with water if you find the corn meal is sticking to your hands)
- Heat the oil to around 350-360F and fry the Surullitos until they are golden color
- Remove and drain on paper towel
- Serve warm with Mayo Ketchup
This recipe is for regular Surullitos but you can also make them by incorporating cheese into the mixture; try Cheddar, American, Queso Blanco even Parmesan.
Now it’s your turn to give them a try….
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