Sorullitos De Maiz

1¼ cups corn meal
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 cups water
1 cup shredded cheese (or Queso de bola)


In a medium saucepan boil the water. Add salt, sugar, butter, corn meal and stir until it forms a soft ball that separates from the sides of the pot. Remove from heat.

Add the cheese and stir.

Cover with clean dishcloth and wait 5 minutes or so. Then form the sorullitos by scoping about a heaping teaspoon, forming a ball first, then rolling with your hand on the counter into a stick or sorullito. They typically are about the lenth of the index finger and not too thick.

Fry in plenty of oil until golden over medium high heat.

This makes a great appetizer and also goes great with soup, or is served with café con leche for breakfast or during the traditional afternoon coffee.

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