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4Ingredients
80Calories
30Minutes

Venezuelan Arepas are a hearty and decadent bread-like wrap that is made with corn meal. It is similar to a thick tortilla. This recipe makes 12 80-calorie servings in 30 minutes. These flavorful arepas are perfect when filled with your favorite meats and vegetables. They are smaller than a soft taco shell, but are filled in a similar way. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 package flour (white corn meal)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 liter water

Directions

  1. Heat the oil on a large skillet (the oil should be 1 centimeter deep in the pan)
  2. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the liter of water slowly, kneading together until the liquid is absorbed. Add the rest of the water and mix very well, in a span of approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Form the dough into balls about half the size of an orange, and flatten in your hands until it becomes a disc shape approximately 1 centimeter thick.
  4. Fry on medium-high heat in very hot oil, flipping only once until golden, approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Place the fried arepas onto paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  6. Split each arepa open with a knife to form a pocket and spoon in your choice of filling while still hot.
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NutritionView more

80Calories
Sodium25%DV590mg
Fat14%DV9g

PER SERVING *

Calories80Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol
Sodium590mg25%
Potassium0mg0%
Protein0%
Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Sugars0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Megan B. 31 May 2015
Four ingredients that equal one great base to make whatever you want. These arepas are light, fluffy, and ready to fill with whatever you want to make it your own. We're a fan of filling it with beef or cheese. But they're also great to just eat by themselves with butter. Great recipe and so versatile.