An Everyday South American DelightArepas, or cornmeal patties, are an easy and scrumptious complement to any meal. Found on the tables of Colombia and Venezuela, many families make Arepas as a fun and flavorful substitute for the common dinner roll.
Place a crispy Arepa or two on the side of any main course for a tasty addition to any meal, any time of day. Arepas are a favorite filler for families throughout South America. (Serving Size: About 2 arepas 150 Calories 3g Fat (2g Saturated, 0g Trans); 10mg Cholesterol; 24g Carbohydrate; 0g Sugar; 4g Protein; 0g Fiber; 25mg Sodium)
Makes About 8 Servings
Prep time: 5 min.
Total time: 30 min.
1-1/2 cups GOYA® Masarepa (pre-cooked white or yellow corn flour)
1-1/2 cups water
2 oz. low fat, low-sodium mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tbsp. fat-free milk
⅛ tsp. salt
2 tsp. unsalted butter
|1.||In medium mixing bowl, combine masarepa, water, cheese, milk and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand five minutes.|
|2.||Using wet hands, knead dough until smooth. Divide dough into 18 portions; with wet hands, roll dough into small balls.|
|3.||Heat butter in large griddle, or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place balls of dough on hot surface about 3½" apart. Using palm of hand, flatten balls to form disks 3" diameter x ¼" thick. Cook, flipping once, until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes per batch. Serve warm..|