Tired of your usual appetizers? Surprise your loved ones and or guests with Puerto Rican surullitos! Surullitos are fried corn sticks that could be served as a side dish or snack. Here is the recipe for surullitos compliments of Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog. ENJOY!
Surullitos (Cheese Corn Sticks)
Makes 20 cheese corn sticks
* 2 cups of water
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cup of extremely fine cornmeal
* 4 oz Edam or Gouda cheese, shredded
* 2 cups vegetable oil
* 3 tablespoons ketchup
* 1 tablespoon mayo
* 1 garlic clove, minced
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in salt, sugar and cornmeal. Return to heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the dough does not stick to the pot.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes -or until you are able to handle the heat- and roll 1 tablespoon balls of dough into cigar shapes.
In a large deep skillet, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees. Cook Surullitos 4-6 at a time, making sure not to crowd the pan, until lightly golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and serve immediately.
Sauce: Mix together ketchup, mayo and garlic. Serve with fresh hot Surullitos.