How to Make Arepas

My dear friend Karlia, her brother Stephen, and cousin Carlos shared this Venezuelan recipe at a recent family gathering. Josie would be proud!

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How to Make Arepas Recipe
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This special cooked corn flour is essential, and can't be substituted.  Look for it at specialty Latino grocery stores (Kensington Market in Toronto).

This special cooked corn flour is essential, and can't be substituted. Look for it at specialty Latino grocery stores (Kensington Market in Toronto).

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Measure flour.

Measure flour.

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Hot water.

Hot water.

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Mix together.  Great upper body workout.

Mix together. Great upper body workout.

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Stephen mixing!

Stephen mixing!

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Oops - the salt!  Don't forget!

Oops - the salt! Don't forget!

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Mix mix

Mix mix

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Add some melted goodness.  NOTE - We didn't have enough water in these.  Let the dough rest to make sure there is enough water.  The dough should not have cracks.

Add some melted goodness. NOTE - We didn't have enough water in these. Let the dough rest to make sure there is enough water. The dough should not have cracks.

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Roll it in a ball.

Roll it in a ball.

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Flatten.

Flatten.

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Carlos' technique!

Carlos' technique!

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Now they're ready.  Preheat oven to 350.

Now they're ready. Preheat oven to 350.

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Fry in some oil.

Fry in some oil.

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Until golden on both sides.

Until golden on both sides.

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Bake for 15-20 min.

Bake for 15-20 min.

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Serve with beans, guacamole, cheese, salsa, huevos, and good friends.

Serve with beans, guacamole, cheese, salsa, huevos, and good friends.

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Slice them in half and layer your favourite fillings.

Slice them in half and layer your favourite fillings.

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Yum!

Yum!

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