Video: How to Make Arepas - Allrecipes.com

Video: How to Make Arepas

See how to make classic Latin-American corn cakes.

 
1,057 Plays

In this video, you’ll see how to make homemade arepas. These simple white cornmeal cakes are fried to a beautiful golden brown and stuffed with all manner of good stuff. The result is a savory cake with the perfect blend of textures. The outside is crispy and crunch, the inside moist, soft, and a little chewy. Stuff them with pulled pork, black beans and beef, fried plantains and cheese, or whatever you like. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Homemade Arepas. These corn cakes are also completely gluten free. See more Chef John videos >>

Related Recipes & Articles

Comments

 
 
Jul. 6, 2014 8:16 pm
This is just how you make them. You can shape them by pretending like you are clapping but with the "golf ball" of dough in between your hands. Once you find the appropriate thickness and arepa shape you "caress" the side to avoid the cracked look and make it round and nice. If it's too thick you'll burn the outside while the inside will remain raw... and if it's too thin you'll have to forget about opening it. It's a matter of taste. Some people scoop the inside soft dough out and butter it, add some cheese on top and eat it separately with a fork. YUM
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

 Quick & Easy Grilling
Quick & Easy Grilling

Easy weeknight dinners, ready in a flash.

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States