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.

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  • Sylvia

    Yummy, those look so good! i am going to try and make as many Puerto Rican dishes as I can!! I know my family will be shocked! lol

    July 12, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    • admin

      And the summertime is the perfect time to do so! Let us know how everything turns out! πŸ™‚

      July 14, 2013 at 11:42 am Reply

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