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Delicious Arepas


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 35 mins (15m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large bowl, combine the precooked cornmeal and salt.
  2. 2.Gradually add water while stirring, until the dough comes together.
  3. 3.Knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth and pliable.
  4. 4.Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
  5. 5.Flatten each ball into a disc, about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. 6.Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and brush with vegetable oil.
  7. 7.Cook the arepas for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
  8. 8.Transfer the cooked arepas to a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, to ensure they are fully cooked.
  9. 9.Slice each arepa in half horizontally and fill with your favorite fillings.
  10. 10.Serve warm and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you can't find precooked cornmeal (masarepa), you can substitute with regular cornmeal, but the texture may be slightly different.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to get creative with your fillings! Try different combinations of meats, cheeses, and veggies to find your favorite.
  • chevron_rightLeftover arepas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a toaster or oven for a quick and easy meal.
  • chevron_rightServe your arepas with a side of salsa or guacamole for an extra burst of flavor.