Arepas - Cornmeal Patties

Arepas - Cornmeal Patties
Arepas - Cornmeal Patties

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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.

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GOYA® Masarepa (pre-cooked white or yellow corn flour)


warm water 

2 oz.

mozzarella cheese, grated

2 tbsp.


Pinch of salt 

GOYA® Unsalted Stick Butter for coating skillet 


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Step 1

Combine the corn flour, water, cheese, milk and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.

Step 2

Form 18 disk shaped arepas, each about 3 inches in diameter, 1/4" thick.

Step 3

Heat a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat. Cook the Arepas in batches until crispy and golden brown on each side.

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