Venezuelan Arepas

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Venezuelan Style Arepas or Arrepas are thick pan-cooked corn cakes popular in the South American region. They are usually prepared from a dehydrated pre-cooked cornmeal called Masarepa.
But substitutes are totally fine as it gets much of the flavour from its cheese based stuffing.
While some are stuffed with cheese and then cooked on an iron griddle, other varieties are cooked, cut open on one side and then stuffed with a mix of cheese, veggies/chicken and onions.
One of the variations even calls for a raw egg to be put inside a sliced arepa which is then re-fried on the griddle. 
Let's see how to make arepas as we share easy arepas recipe.
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Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Served As: Brunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: American, South American
Recipe Taste: Salty
Calories 555 kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup Maize Flour cornmealâ
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 cup Water hot, for kneading

For the Stuffing

  • 1 cup Cabbage shredded
  • 1 Onion finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
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Instructions
 

How to make Aperas

  • Take the maize flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well and then make a hole in the center.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Pour the oil and hot water. Mix it using a big spoon/spatula till it comes together. Let it rest for 5 mins. Knead again with hands till smooth.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Divide into 6 portions. Shape each into a ball.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take a ziploc bag or any food grade plastic sheet. Place a ball between two layers. Roll into a disc of about 1/2 inch thickness.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Heat a girdle or skillet. Add 2-3 tsp oil to it.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Place 2-3 rolled bread on the girdle and cover them. Wait for 3-4 mins.
  • Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 mins as well.
  • Once done, it is crisp outside and soft on the inside.
  • Let it cool down before cutting it open on one side (just like a pita bread).

For the stuffing

  • Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and get them together.
    Venezuelan Arepas - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Place the stuffing inside the arepas and serve immediately. Preferably with some strong coffee.

Recipe Notes

About the Author: Sweta Biswal, runs a blog by the name of Oriyarasoi which is one of the most comprehensive food blogs on Odia Cuisine. She also enjoys giving a makeover to traditional recipes and believes in healthy eating. Not surprisingly, her blog has an amazing variety of weight loss recipes. Plus quite a few guilt-free desserts to die for!
You can follow Sweta and be in touch with her for authentic Oriya cuisine recipes and healthy weight loss recipes on her Blog OriyarasoiPlattershareTwitter and Facebook
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1663mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 2mg
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