Arepas- Cornmeal Patties

Arepas – Cornmeal Patties

Arepas, or cornmeal patties, are an easy and scrumptious complement to any meal. Found on the tables of Colombia and Venezuela, Arepas are a fun and flavorful substitute for the common dinner roll.

Makes about 8 servings
(about 2 arepas each)
Prep time: 5 min.
Total time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

1½ cups water

2 oz. low fat, low-sodium mozzarella cheese, grated

2 tbsp. fat-free milk
1/8 tsp. salt  

2 tsp. butter

Directions

1. In medium mixing bowl, combine Masarepa, water, cheese, milk and salt, mixing throughougly. Let mixture stand five minutes.

2. Using wet hands, knead dough until smooth. Divide dough into 18 portions; with wet hands, roll dough into small balls.

3.  Heat butter in large comal, or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place balls of dough on hot surface about 3 1/2″ apart. using palm of hand, flatten balls to form disks 3″ in diamete x 1/4″ thick. Cook, flipping once, until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes per batch. Serve warm

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