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Arepa amazing corn flour based patty, staple in Colombia and Venezuela

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Easy best Colombian and Venezuelan Gluten Free Arepa

It’s not considered a meal if there is no arepa in most of Colombia and Venezuela. You can learn to make these tasty corn patties too. These two countries fight over who created the first arepa or where it came from, but both do it so well it’s worth taking notes. Colombians like to put cheese, meat, eggs inside the arepa before cooking. Venezuela has created an entire array of combinations and sauce to split open cooked arepa. 

Making arepas is actually not that hard, for years we had people bring them over for us frozen in their luggage from colombia. One day I just decided I would figure it out.  I was walking in a hispanic grocery store and got asked if I wanted a sample of the pupusa looked like the same flour as arepas. Low and behold the recipe was on the back. So simple just add water! The mixture feel like play dough. If you were once a child (or adult) that has played with play dough you will be an expert arepa maker. I made arepas with my nieces last year and I think we played more than made arepas.

The most amazing accompaniment to many dishes or stuff inside sausage, chicharron, bbq, eggs, chicken, and sauces. The cheese is tricky, in Colombia and Venezuela there is a melted yummy cheese. For beginners and if you just have an average cheese selection mozzarella cheese will work. It has the melty gooey quality you want in the middle of an arepa. Better yet is Panella closer to the original but most likely only going to hind this in a latin grocery store. Queso fresco will not melt, I have purchased the crumbled type and added to the dough for a double cheese effect also very good. Be creative, I have tried brie and manchego with delicious results. Maybe you will start a foodie gourmet trend of arepas.

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In the morning, evening and even in the afternoon. Anytime is good for eating arepas

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Arepa amazing corn flour based patty, staple in Colombia and Venezuela
Amazing corn flour based patty. Easy to make and better to eat
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Passive Time 5 mins
Servings
arepas
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Passive Time 5 mins
Servings
arepas
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. combine corn four, water and salt mix well
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  2. allow to sit 5 mins
  3. dough should be the consesiancy of play dough, add more water or flour to adjust.
  4. place palm size amount to dough in your hand, roll into a ball
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  5. for cheese, push down slowly with your thumbs creating a space, place cheese
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  6. close dough around the cheese and flatten down until 1/4 inch thick
  7. on a flat surface round out edges
  8. cook on the grill or stove top on medium heat, use oil or butter to grease the pan add small pat of butter at the end of cooking and more salt if needed.
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Recipe Notes

Cook as many arepas as you like, the dough in the arepa shape can store in the

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First bite you will be hooked on arepas

fridge for 3 days or freeze for later.

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