Recipe by CFUCHSLAO
"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."
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1 1/4 teaspoons
1 1/2 cups
white sugar, or to taste
Edam cheese, shredded
oil for deep frying
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 crispier!
Maybe it was my mistake but this recipe disintegrated in my frier. Next I tried to pan fry and had the same mess. Seems to me, it needs a bonding agent. Maybe someone else will have better results but for me it was a disaster.
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 cornmeal 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.
I like to use less sugar, around maybe 2 tbsp or 3 at the most, because I enjoy a more savory flavor. It's also very useful to refrigerate the surullitos (with wax paper in between the layers); this allows them to solidify for better shape-keeping when frying :) I also use yellow cheddar, as a personal preference :)
this recipe its good but the only problem its that you have to use a lot of oil to make sure they float and a non-stick pan to fry them, because if they get stuck its a mess. Also make sure they are not too soft.
Great recipe, you can also add cheese inside the Surullitos and have them as cigars or rolled up as a ball and also you can add garlic & a bit of cheese to the mayo & Ketchup sauce...besides that you got it to the teeth...ummmm thanks!
I used coconut water instead and 1 Tbl. less of sugar, they were delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Surullitos de Maiz (Cornmeal Sticks)
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 229
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