Arepas

About recipe

Arepas originate from South America and are made from ground corn flour mixed with water. They’re most commonly associated with Colombia and Venezuela. Both countries have their unique spin on the recipe. They are delicious topped with cheese, ground turkey, scrambled eggs, avocado, or roasted veggies! You can also use masa arepa which is a product that is ground finer than regular corn flour.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 ½ cups harina 
  • 1 tsp oil or butter for pan 

Preparation

  1. Warm up milk over the stovetop or in the microwave. 
  2. Combine salt and corn flour. 
  3. Mix the milk into the corn flour. Knead it with your hands as it comes together. 
  4. Separate the dough into balls and form them into patties using your palms, about ½ inch thick and 3 inches across.  
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a little butter or oil.  
  6. Add arepas to a warm pan and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove from heat and slice open.  
  7. Spread with butter and top with cheese, and other options like ground turkey, scrambled eggs, avocado, or roasted veggies! 
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