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Arepas (Corn Griddle Cakes)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A popular snack in Columbia, Venezuela, Panama and many other Hispanic countries. Serve with toppings such as cheese, salsa, cream cheese, and butter. I choose to melt cheese on mine during the cooking process, which makes them extra yummy!"
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16 m servings 103
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine water, cornmeal, and salt in a bowl. Mix together and let sit until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Form dough into patties about 5 inches across and 1/2-inch thick.
  2. Coat a griddle with butter. Cook patties, one at a time, over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 103 calories; 1.8 20 1.8 4 303 Full nutrition

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Simple and straightforward recipe. I used my hamburger patty press to shape the arepas. Thank you for the recipe.