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Arepas De Queso – Cheese-Stuffed Venezuelan Arepas

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time17 mins

These Cheese-Stuffed Venezuelan Arepas are full of gooey, stretchy melted cheese. SO GOOD! All you need to enjoy these tasty fried corn cakes are 4 ingredients and a few minutes! Absolutely delicious.

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 2 cups Precooked white corn flour, eg. PAN (you can mix it with precooked yellow corn flour)
 2 ⅓ cups Lukewarm water
 1 tsp Salt
 1 cup Shredded cheese (eg. mozzarella, cheddar, emmental)
 Oil for frying
1

Combine arepa flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add warm water. Using a wooden spoon (or hand) stir until no dry lumps remain. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

2

Knead dough 2-3 times in the bowl, then divide into 8 pieces.

3

Form a ball from each piece, then flatten. Place a portion of cheese in the center of each patty.

4

Fold the dough over the cheese, making sure the cheese is completely covered and sealed.

5

Pat it back down.

6

Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add arepas, cover, and cook until golden brown, 6–8 minutes each side.

7

After frying, I usually transfer arepas to the preheated oven for around 15 minutes with some additional cheese on top. It's optional, but I like this melted cheese on top and even more crispier crust.

8

Serve warm!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10