- How to make -
What is an arepa?
It’s a classic Venezuelan and Colombian corn meal pocket that can be stuffed with any fillings you’d like and enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Several years ago I visited my dear friend Liz for a weekend in New York. Liz took me to the most wonderful little restaurant, an arepa bar called Caracas.
I’ve meant to share a recipe ever since that night and finally have one ready for you!
How to make them
Knead the dough until smooth, then divide into 8 balls, and flatten into discs.
Use a skillet or grill pan to cook the arepas until nice and toasty golden.
Cut in half with a knife, either completely, or just to create a pocket.
There are endless filling combinations to try, so feel free to experiment.
Here are some delicious Arepa fillings:
Fried Plantain Slices
Roasted sweet potatoes