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Arepas - Cornmeal Patties

An Everyday South American Delight

Arepas, 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.

Serves 6

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 warm water

2 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

2 tbsp. milk

Pinch of salt

Butter for coating skillet


1. Combine the corn flour, water, cheese, milk and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
2. Form 18 disk shaped arepas, each about 3 inches in diameter, 1/4" thick.
3. Heat a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat. Cook the Arepas in batches until crispy and golden brown on each side.

For more recipes:
Arepa with Chicken and Avocado - Arepa Reina Pepiada
Egg-Stuffed Arepa
Arepas with Cheese - Cornmeal Patties

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