Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Funchi, the Antillean staple, is a simple corn-meal preparation.


  1. Mix in a heavy saucepan the cold water, cornmeal and salt.
  2. Stir in the boiling water and the tablespoon of butter.
  3. Bring to a brisk boil over high heat and cook for three minutes.
  4. Continue cooking an additional three minutes, stirring the funchi vigorously with a wooden spoon or palu di funchi. When the mixture is very stiff and pulls away from the sides of the pan, remove from the fire. Turn out into a deep, well-buttered bowl and cover with a plate. Now shake the funchi down in the bowl, then invert it on a serving platter.
  5. For a special Sunday breakfast fry sliced funchi in butter and serve with crisp bacon and scrambled eggs.
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I have looked for a recipe that would fry up nicely, which is my favorite way to serve it, with butter and maple syrup. This recipe is so easy, and really delicious. Thanks!

bibliox July 05, 2009