• Cooking Time: 5min
  • Servings: 2 dz
  • Preparation Time: 20


  • 4 cups of corn meal
  • 2 cups of water
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • skillet


  • In a 6 quart sauce pan add water let it boil.
  • Add salt
  • when is boiling take off stove.
  • add the cornmeal and stir.
  • your dough should be stiff.
  • take out the sauce pan, invert on to the counter.
  • spray some pam on your hands and knead the dough, careful not to get burn.
  • just handle with care or until your hands can stand the heat.
  • Make little balls like 2 inches big, then roll over the counter to shape like a mini cigar.
  • Once they are all shaped, fry them in oil until golden and crispy.
  • Serv with the sauce if you want.


This recipe is an appetizer. In every restaurant that you visit in Puerto Rico they have them. They are served fried and with a distintive sauce made of mayo, ketchup and fresh garlic, mmm try it is good.

Categories: Caribbean 
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