Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Side Recipes

Madeira Fried Cornmeal (Milho Frito) Recipe

Milho Frito is one of the most signature and traditional dishes in Madeiran cuisine. They are deep fried cornmeal based treats filled with kale or collard greens and other typical seasonings.
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Madeira Fried Cornmeal (Milho Frito) Recipe


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Ready In2 h 55 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

1 cup white corn meal4 garlic cloves, minced1 cube chicken bouillon dissolved in water4 kale or collard greens leaves, minced2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons salt4 cups waterVegetable oil for frying
1 cup white corn meal4 garlic cloves, minced1 cube chicken bouillon dissolved in water4 kale or collard greens leaves, minced2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons salt4 cups waterVegetable oil for frying
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Preparation

  1. In a saucepan on high heat, add the garlic and olive oil.
  2. Let it cook for a minute and then add the water, chicken broth, and corn meal. Mix until the corn meal is totally dissolved.
  3. Add the salt and kale or collard greens and stir consistently until the water is boiling.
  4. Turn the heat to low and let it cook for about half an hour while stirring occasionally until the cornmeal thickens.
  5. Once thickened, pour the mixture into a greased and flat bottomed dish. Let the mixture rest for 2 hours.
  6. Now cut the corn meal into squares and begin to fry them in a deep frying pan on high heat with vegetable oil.
  7. 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.
  8. Once they are all done, let them cool for 5 minutes and serve immediately.

Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com

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Piet Brits
Piet Brits
Best i had in a long time. We had it on a day jol with pork kiaangs.
1 year ago, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
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Soemie Mokamat
Soemie Mokamat
I ate this last year in Madeira at Pingo Doce (foodcorner) it was very delicious! Today iam trying to make it at ny home in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Wish me luck
1 year ago, Friday, May 12, 2023
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Dave Burger
Dave Burger
Discovered this in a mall town in South Africa. Restaurant Manny’s in Bot Rivier. Totally awesome. Maize meal is a staple diet for most Africans. But this Portuguese twist is fabulous!!
1 year ago, Saturday, April 8, 2023
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Mariana van der Walt
Mariana van der Walt
I ate it at Manny's in Botriver. Very tasty and definitely going to try it when we are having our next barbeque.
1 year ago, Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Sue
Sue
What is the grade of cornmeal used is it coarse medium or fine?
1 year ago, Sunday, July 31, 2022
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Eddy
The author does not specify, so I would go with either medium or fine Sue.
1 year ago, Sunday, July 31, 2022
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