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Cornmeal-Cheese Sticks (Sorullitos de Maiz)

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"Cornmeal sticks or sorullitos are a snack or appetizer popular among Hispanic Caribbean folk. In Puerto Rico, they are commonly served as part of a cheese platter with salsa rosada (Puerto Rican-style homemade Thousand Island dipping sauce made with garlic, mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and cilantro) or ajilimojili (garlic and sweet chili pepper dipping sauce). Serve with salsa rosada or ketchup."
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Ingredients

36 m servings 356 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (24 sticks)

Directions

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  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, black pepper, paprika, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add butter; use fingers to crumble into flour until the mixture resembles peas.
  2. Combine water and milk in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour into cornmeal mixture; stir rapidly until dough forms a soft ball that separates from the sides of the bowl. Add Cheddar cheese; stir to combine.
  3. Cover bowl with a clean dish cloth; allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Scoop a heaping teaspoon of dough; using your hands, form a ball and then roll into a stick. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet; fry sticks until golden, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • In Puerto Rico, they use mild cheeses known as queso de papa or queso de bola instead of the Cheddar cheese.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 356 calories; 16.5 g fat; 44.3 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; 34 mg cholesterol; 608 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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