The cornmeal used to make arepas is a special, precooked type that usually goes by the name masarepa, or masa precocida.

Being gluten-intolerant I am always on the lookout for bread-type recipes that don’t use specialised gluten-free flour (which is expensive).  We were watching one of the cooking/travel shows on TV one day and they made these arepas.  After looking up what they actually were, I wanted to try them, and have many times since.

 The cornmeal used to make arepas is a special, precooked type that usually goes by the name masarepa, or masa precocida.

You can make less, thicker ones, for hollowing out the middle and adding the filling, or more, thinner ones and use two for your filling.  Either way, all tasty! 

Arepas
Yields 12
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128 calories
21 g
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4 g
2 g
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89 g
102 g
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4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
89g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 102mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups masa-repa (pre-cooked cornmeal)
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 3 cups boiling water
  4. 3 tbs oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220C. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal and salt. Pour in 2 1/2 cups of the boiling water and mix with a wooden spoon to form a mass. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Using wetted hands, form balls of dough out of about 1/4 cup of dough and press to form a cake about 3 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. If the dough cracks at the edges, mix in a little more water and then form the cakes.
  3. Heat the oil in a sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the patties, a few at a time, to form a light brown crust on one side, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and brown on the other side.
  4. When all the patties have been browned, transfer them to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they sound lightly hollow when tapped. Serve immediately.
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calories
128
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
21g
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