How Puerto Rican cornmeal fritters taught me about motherhood
Sorullitos, or sorullos, can be savory or sweet and have a crispy outer shell with a soft and buttery inside. Sorullo is Spanish for a cigar, a nod to the shape of the fried dough. The recipe is usually a simple mixture of water, cornmeal and salt. Still, you can make it with several other ingredients, such as coconut milk, cheese, corn kernels, sugar and vanilla. On the island, sorullitos are served for breakfast, as a side for lunch and dinner, or as an appetizer.