Recipe by Chef John
"It was at a New York City hole-in-the-wall eatery where I first fell in love with a stuffed white corn cake. Halfway through my first arepa, one stuffed with black beans, beef, plantains, and salty cheese, I vowed to learn how to make these at home. It's a truly magnificent delivery system for any number of your favorite fillings. I went with some spicy pork and avocado, but I made a version a few days later stuffed with caramelized plantains and salty goat feta."
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2 1/2 cups
pre-cooked white corn meal (such as P.A.N.®)
vegetable oil, or as needed
This is pretty much the recipe from the cornmeal product container. Having said that... you can't really beat it. Sometimes, if only seving as a vessel for salsa, I 'll add some seasoning to the batter, but it is totally not necessary. Easy, fast and delish.
I make these a couple times a week bc my husband is from Venezuela. These are a staple in Venezuela and can be stuffed with anything from ham and cheese to steak. They are also good stuffed with chicken salad. It took me a a few tries to get them perfect but they are worth it. Very good.
my mom is from Venezuela so I'm familiar with arepas and these reminded me of the ones my mom used to make
These are awesome. It pretty much follows the recipe on the bag of masaarepa. They took a little longer to cook... probably 10 minutes per side. We stuffed it with cheese, black beans, and shredded chicken.
these are very good especially with cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 9
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