I made these guys last Tuesday. We were at Breckenridge, CO. It was cold, I was stuck at the condo, and have brought some “harina Pan”. So, let’s make arepas!!!
Arepas are perfect for me because the are gluten free and have no diary, and no added sugar 🙂 Happiness!!!
2 cups precooked corn flour (harina Pan)
2 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons avocado oil
Preheat oven at 350F.
Put all ingredients on a bowl and mix well. Work on the dough with clean hands for a few minutes, until it is nice and soft.
Make round shaped patties (size depending on what you like).
Oil a large skillet and lightly cook arepas for about 5 minutes each side.
Place the lightly cooked arepas on an oiled cookie sheet. Put the in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
My arepas were about 2 inches in diameter, nice small size for cutting them in the middle. You can eat them with cheese, avocado, beans, meat, etc etc etc… I served them with some refried beans, avocado, and red onions (I marinate the onions in lime and salt).
I have seen them made really big, almost the size of a hamburger bun (not that thick) and then cut in the middle and filled with chicken or meat or whatever… They are just delicious (regardless the size ;p)!!!