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Venezuelan Arepas

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

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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 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

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.


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


Form a ball from each piece, then flatten.


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


Serve warm!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8