Easy Recipe on How to Make Arepas

One of my mom’s close friends introduced me to arepas when I was eight years old. There has always been the disagreement about whether arepas are from Venezuela or Colombia. No one really knows the answer. All we know is that arepas are amazing. Arepas is a type of food that is made from ground maize dough. You can eat them just with butter or you can fill them with any toppings like eggs, chicken, avocado, steak, tomatoes, onions, bacon, etc. Pretty much anything you want. I tend to eat one plain arepa with just butter and then a second one with bacon, fried egg, cheese and avocado. This past weekend I decided to try and make them myself for the first time ever. They came out so delicious so I wanted to share the recipe with you. I also did a TikTok video that you can find here that explains it as well.

Ingredients:

2 cups of harina PAN which you can buy here

2 cups of water

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1/2 tablespoon of salt

Directions:

  • Pour water, vegetable oil, salt and harina PAN into a large bowl (in that order)
  • Mix all of the ingredients with your hands until everything is blended together. You want it to have a Play-Doh consistency
  • Take a bit of dough at a time, make them into a ball and then flatten them out into a disc-like form
  • Spread vegetable oil in a large pan at medium-high heat
  • Place the arepas in the pan for 5-7 minutes and flip over for another 5-7 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Xo,

Kika

12 thoughts on “Easy Recipe on How to Make Arepas

  1. My co-worker from Colombia made this for us from time to time as a Friday breakfast treat at work. She used PAN as well. The only difference is that she added a little bit of sugar to the dough. 🙂

  2. Kika, are these anything like “gorditas”? My grandmother from Mexico used to make something like this basically but she’d slice them to make a pocket which she’d fill with her ground beef mixture cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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