5 from 7 votes
Sorullitos served on a white platter with mayoketchup sauce.
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Sorullitos or Sorullitos de Maiz are Puerto Rican cornmeal fritters.  With a crispy outside and a soft and buttery inside, they make for a delicious snack, appetizer or side dish.  
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Cornmeal Fritters, Cornmeal Sticks
Servings: 5
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More
  • 1 1/2 cups fine cornmeal I used Goya Fine Cornmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • vegetable oil for frying
MayoKetchup Sauce
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
MayoKetchup Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside until ready to use for cornmeal fritters.

  1. In a medium sized saucepan or dutch oven, over medium heat, add water, butter, sugar and salt.  

    Bring water to a boil and slowly whisk in the cornmeal.

    Continue stirring with a large spoon for about 3-5 minutes.  The cornmeal will become very stiff.

  2. Remove from heat and add in the shredded cheese.  Mix well until cheese is fully incorporated.

    Set aside and allow to cool for a few minutes.

  3. Form cooked cornmeal into a large dough ball.  (You do not need to do this but I find that it makes it a little easier).

    Note:  Dough should not be crumbly.  If so add a tablespoon of warm water at a time to bring together.  If dough is too sticky, add a little more cornmeal at a time until no longer too sticky.  Dough should be slightly sticky but not overly so, almost like playdough.

  4. With your fingers, pinch about a tablespoon of dough and knead between palm of hands to form a ball.

  5. Continue until you have formed all the cornmeal dough into small balls.  

    Makes about 33 small balls.

  6. Roll each ball into a sorta log shape or stick or small cigar shaped.  (Should be about 1/2 wide and about 3 inches long)

    Continue until all small balls have been shaped into small cigars, logs or sticks.

  1. In a pan or skillet, add about an inch of vegetable oil.  Heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Carefully add a few sorullitos at a time to the oil.  Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.  (Turning over with a fork as one side starts to brown nicely).

  3. Drain on paper towels and continue cooking the rest of the sorullos until all are cooked to golden perfection.

  4. Serve with MayoKetchup sauce.  Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (5 g)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Potassium 197mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.