Venezuelan Arepas


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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Easy and yummy, Venezuelan Arepas are perfect for quick breakfast, lunch, or night snack. All you need to enjoy these tasty fried corn cakes are 4 ingredients and a few minutes!

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

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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
 2 tsp Salt
 Oil for frying
Example stuffings
 Scrambled eggs
 Shredded cheese

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.

4

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

5

Serve warm!

Ingredients

 2 cups Precooked white corn flour, eg. PAN (you can mix it with precooked yellow corn flour)
 2 ⅓ cups Lukewarm water
 2 tsp Salt
 Oil for frying
Example stuffings
 Scrambled eggs
 Shredded cheese

Directions

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.

4

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

5

Serve warm!

Venezuelan Arepas

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