How to make it

  • 1. Begin by adding the cornmeal, ricotta cheese, and salt in a medium size bowl. With one hand, mix it all together. Then with your other hand slowly add in the hot water until the mixture comes together like a pizza dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes until it becomes a soft dough. Let it rest in the bowl for 10 minutes with a damp paper towel over it.
  • 2. Preheat your saute or grilling pan on medium. Divide the dough in 4 to 6 equal parts. Roll it into a ball then flatten it into an arepa. Round and 4-5 inch’s in length and however thickness you like. I like mine a bit thick….Once all arepas are formed, add the butter into your pan and let it melt. Add as much arepas as you can into the pan and let it cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve immediately with eggs any style and fresh white cheese.

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  • hungrynow 6 years ago
    Sounds delightful. I have the P.A.N. and am making my own ricotta this weekend. Thank you for posting this SECRET RECIPE, Ecualombian!
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  • elgourmand 6 years ago
    Memories of Santa Marta. Thanks for the post. RJ
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    I LOVE arepas!! Never knew about the ricotta though. My Columbian schoolfriend made caramel plantains and served them in this type of bread, can't wait to try myself.
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  • Good4U 6 years ago
    Yum! Wow! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    ~ Superb ~
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