Corn Sticks (Surullitos)

Corn Sticks (Surullitos) Category Appetizers 
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Ingredients And Procedures
1 1/2cupwater
1cupyellow cornmeal
1vegetable oil for frying
1cupfreshly grated edam, gouda, or cheddar cheese


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.

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.

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

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

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