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Classic Colombian Arepas

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25Minutes
140Calories
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Classic Colombian Arepas

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Description

Crisp outside and tender inside, the cornmeal cakes called arepas are one of Colombia’s most popular foods, served in almost every home for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Though each region has its own variations, and arepas can be topped or filled with butter, cheese, eggs, ham, or steak, they’re also excellent just on their own, as in this recipe. The key ingredient is precooked cornmeal (masarepa). Look for it in the Latin foods aisle of some supermarkets, at Latin markets, and online. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Erica Dinho.

Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 1 1/3 cups pre-cooked white corn meal (masarepa, such as P.A.N. brand, or up to 1/2 cup more if needed, depending on the brand)
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (or a little more if you prefer)
  • cooking oil spray (or use a little vegetable oil and a brush)
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    Directions

    1. Combine 1 1/3 cups cornmeal, the warm water, and salt in a bowl and mix well with a spoon. If the package directions for the masarepa recommend it, knead the dough in the bowl until it’s very smooth, moistening hands if dough sticks, about 3 minutes. Let dough rest 5 minutes.
    2. Dough should be firm enough to hold its shape in disks (see next step). If needed, stir in more masarepa until it’s the right consistency.
    3. Divide dough into 4 equal portions and shape each into a ball. With your hands, gently flatten each into a disk about 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick and put on a plate.
    4. Set a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat until water droplets sprinkled on top dance in the pan. Spray pan with cooking spray. Set arepas in pan (cook in 2 batches if they don’t all fit) and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve hot.
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    140Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories140Calories from Fat20
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat1.5g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium150mg6%
    Potassium125mg4%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat20
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate30g10%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C
    Calcium2%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Auntie Vic a month ago
    There must be a trick to forming the patties. we thought it needed more salt.

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