Milho Frito is one of the most signature and traditional dishes in Madeiran cuisine. They are deep fried cornmeal based treats filled with kale and other typical seasonings.
1 cup white corn meal4 garlic cloves, minced1 cube chicken bouillon dissolved in water4 kale leaves, minced2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons salt4 cups waterVegetable oil for fryingGet Portuguese ingredients & stuff
- In a saucepan on high heat, add the garlic and olive oil.
- Let it cook for a minute and then add the water, chicken broth, and corn meal. Mix until the corn meal is totally dissolved.
- Add the salt and kale and stir consistently until the water is boiling.
- Turn the heat to low and let it cook for about half an hour while stirring occasionally until the cornmeal thickens.
- Once thickened, pour the mixture into a greased and flat bottomed dish. Let the mixture rest for 2 hours.
- Now cut the corn meal into squares and begin to fry them in a deep frying pan on high heat with vegetable oil.
- Fry them a couple at a time until they are golden brown and then once they are done place them on a platter with papers towels to dry.
- Once they are all done, let them cool for 5 minutes and serve immediately.
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I am from Alabama, and cornbread is a staple of the diet and I love it. Can you tell me the name of corn meal here in Portugal? I see a couple of different kinds and don't know which to use. Thanks Robert
4 Months ago, Tuesday, March 1, 2022