December 10, 2015
Cheese Arepas by Holly Zappa
Mix the water, salt, corn meal, butter, and cheese in a bowl large enough to knead the dough.
Knead until all ingredients are mixed well and the dough has a soft consistency. If the dough is too dry, add a little bit more water. If it’s too moist, add more corn meal.
Start forming balls the size of a medium orange and place them between two sheets of plastic. Flatten it with a rolling pin to your desire thickness.
Cut the dough through the top plastic sheet with a cereal bowl, glass, cookie cutter, e.t.c. Take off the plastic, the excess dough and now you have a perfectly shaped arepa.
Cover a griddle with spray or stick butter. Turn on the stove to medium high and when the griddle is hot enough, add the arepas. You can also use a pan.
Grill for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Top it off with mozzarella cheese or a Colombian-style white cheese. Serve immediately.
Total Time 20 min