CORN CAKES - AREPAS
Sunday, December 07, 2014
A while ago I came across the word “arepa”. “Arepa” ?? I went on a search and have been delighted at what I found. Arepas, a staple food in both Venezuela and Columbia are made from a special precooked corn flour (Masarepa – I ordered mine from Amazon as I don’t get out to shop). They can be simply made without salt. I used Mrs. Dash salt free French Onion Soup powder (about ½ the little package) in place of the salt. These crispy goodies provide me with “crackers” without the salt and are simple to make and inexpensive.
The thin version with your favorite cheese makes an amazing grilled cheese sandwich. The thicker version is traditionally split and filled with whatever you might use in any sandwich you like. The salt free nature of the stuffed arepa will depend, of course, on what you use for the filling.
For recipes and more information there are now many sites listed when you search on the computer for “arepas”. The site I would suggest you start from is:
and for a little different variety see: http://www.epicurious.com/reci
If you have questions feel free to post them here.
Hope you are adventurous and do enjoy!