Corn Sticks (Surullitos) Recipe

Step 1

Combine the water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour in cornmeal slowly but steadily, and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Mix well and cool.

Step 2

Heat about 1/3 cup vegetable oil in a large, heavy skillet. Take small portions and shape into sticks 3 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter. Drop in the hot oil and fry until golden brown all around.

Step 3

Drain on paper towel cover to keep warm. Yield: 18 corn sticks

Note: These Puerto Rican snacks are served warm with a drink as a side dish along with meat or fish.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c Water
  • 1c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 1c Freshly grated Edam
  • 1 Gouda, or cheddar cheese

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