Venezuelan-style Arepas-Make your own Arepas
Make your Own Arepas
Arepas are a popular food in Colombia and Venezuela, the difference is depending on the region and the person making them, that is why we are calling this recipe Make your Own Arepas! Arepas can look like a pita pocket or a stuffed English Muffin. Some look closed up and its hard to know if they even have a filling, while others are splurging with the filling inside! Some common fillings are: black beans, beef, pulled pork, avocado, plantains, cheese & more! Arepas are Gluten Free as they are made of corn P.A.N Pre-Cooked white Corn Meal, the outside is crunchy, the inside is moist and soft.
- 2 cups P.A.N Pre-Cooked white Corn Meal
- 2 1/2 Cups Water
- 1/4 Cup of vegetable oil or as needed
- 1 teaspoon Salt
Stir water and salt together in a bowl. Gradually stir corn meal into water and use your fingers to mix, until mixture forms a soft, moist dough.
Divide dough into 8 golf ball-size balls and pat each one into a patty about 3/8-inch thick.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook corn patties in hot oil until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes each side. Transfer cooked Arepas to a plate, lined with paper towel to drain until they are cool enough to handle.
Slice each arepa in the middle, horizontally with a thin serrated knife to form a pita-like pocket.
Stuff with black beans, beef, pulled pork, avocado, plantains, cheese & more!