Deep Fried Corn Meal Sticks (Sorullitos de Maiz) with Dipping Sauce

Deep Fried Corn Meal Sticks (Sorullitos de Maiz) with Dipping Sauce

Marisa Nicholls 8

"Also referred to as Latin or Spanish Corn Fritters, can be prepared with or without cheese. This version is Puerto Rican style. These deep fried corn meal sticks are crunchy on the outside and buttery sweet on the inside and are great for brunch, as a dinner appetizer, or as a snack at anytime of the day. These can also be prepared cheese-filled; just add a little piece of your favorite cheese inside your shape before frying. Yum!"
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1 h servings 421 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 676 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and stir in sugar, butter, and salt until sugar has dissolved. Turn heat to low and whisk in 1 cup of cornmeal until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cornmeal to make a very thick, workable dough.
  2. Heat 3 cups vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease your hands well with 2 teaspoons of oil and scoop about 3 tablespoons of cornmeal dough; roll the dough into a ball, then shape into a 3-inch long stick about 1/2 inch wide. Repeat with remaining dough, oiling your hands as needed. Deep-fry the cornmeal sticks until golden brown, working in batches of 3 or 4 at a time. Drain fried cornmeal sticks on paper towels and keep warm.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and garlic salt in a bowl until well combined; serve cornmeal sticks with the sauce for dipping.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



Absolutely fabulous!! I have been making sorullitos for years and experimented with the proportions with varying results, so I wanted to try this recipe. I am very happy to report that the parti...

I've always wanted to learn how to make sorullos, and this recipe was Great. Now I don't have to wait to visit my mom to have sorullos!

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS RECIPE FOR YEARS! Ohhh how these take me back! My father used to make these for the family when I was a little girl. I couldn't stop eating these!! These are perfe...

Fantastic!!! So easy to make, So Super Yummy to eat. OFF the chain on star ratings. I was looking for something to go with the fried fish dinner that I was making for my family other than corn b...

I think that this recipe was delicious! It's 4/5 stars simply because I'm from a Puerto Rican household and I've had my fair share of sorullos so well, my standards are high. But this is a reall...

Pretty close to how my dad makes them. I was craving sorullitos & I'm not in Puerto Rico so I had to prepare them myself.

I just did this recipe, I personalized it adding cheddar cheese to it. I cut a small piece of cheese and place it on the inside of the sorullito...mmm, once it's done and you take a bite of it.....

Ive been wanting to learn how to make these for so long and this recipe was great! Next time i would add a tiny bit more sugar for my family's preference and i also added a small piece of sharp...

I just made them. My one year old loved it and so did I. I will definitely be making them again. So easy. I followed the recipe exactly the way it is.