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Arepas! Arepas! December 29, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
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I love the versatility of corn meal ~ perfect for melt in your mouth cornbread, johnny cakes, hush puppies, and . . . Arepas!

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Spicy Arepas!

2 cups yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cornmeal in blender or food processor and pulse until finely ground.

In medium saucepan, bring water, salt, and crushed red pepper to boil. Whisk in cornmeal. Transfer to bowl. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 patties . . . 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.

In large skillet, fry patties (4 at a time) in hot oil over medium high heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes total, turning once while cooking.

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Transfer cooked arepas to a greased baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.

Serve with spicy black beans and cole slaw.

Aah . . . that’s better!