How to make it

  • Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and gradually add the warm water, mixing to form a stiff dough.
  • Add the cheese and knead the dough for a few minutes then form into 4 balls.
  • Flatten the balls to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the arepas and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp and golden, turning 3 or 4 times.
  • Drain on kitchen paper.
  • To Serve - split the arepas in half, place on serving plates and garnish with avocado, tomato slices and olives.
  • Note: andd i like to split in half and even add a slice of mozarella cheese!

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  • charrm1 9 years ago
    My husband and I go to Venezuela during the winter months and often eat arepas. They are staple food for most Venezuelans, they eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can fill them with just about any thing you like.
    I like recipes that are out of the ordinary. Thanks for posting!
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  • linspj 9 years ago
    Oooo...this sounds good!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic Love these type recipes thanks
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    lincolntoot ate it and said...
    Love this!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Delicious! I could have a few right now!
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