Venezuelan Arepas

La Cocinera Con Prisa
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Venezuelan Arepas
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Description

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

1Heat the oil on a large skillet (the oil should be 1 centimeter deep in the pan)
2Mix 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.
3Form 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.
4Fry on medium-high heat in very hot oil, flipping only once until golden, approximately 5 minutes on each side.
5Place the fried arepas onto paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
6Split 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.