Recipes from The Glorioso Islands: Millas (Fried Cornbread)

Recipes from The Glorioso Islands

Millas (Fried Cornbread)

Country: The Glorioso Islands
Course: Bread
Makes: about 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup butter, for frying
  1. Add the salt to the water and bring to a boil. A quarter cup at a time, add the cornmeal to the boiling water, stirring continuously.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and babysit the pot for about 15 minutes, stirring the cornmeal so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  3. Line a 10 x 15 inch pan with cheesecloth pour the cornmeal into it. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour or until the batter sets.
  4. Cut the batter up into strips about 1-inch by 4-inches. Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium flame. Fry the strips on both sides until they turn a golden brown. Serve hot.