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

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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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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 corn sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal, or as needed

  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • vegetable oil

  • ½ cup mayonnaise, or to taste

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste (Optional)

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
30g Fat
37g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* 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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