Arepa recipe...naturally gluten free

Arepa Recipe 
2 1/2 c hot water 
1 t salt
2 c p.a.n corn flour (precooked corn meal)
2 t melted butter

 Mix salt into the hot water

Add the corn meal to the water slowly and stir until a soft dough forms. It will feel like playdough. Not sticky, not dry. Let dough rest 15 min

After dough rests, patty it up into 3 in x 1 in circles. The dough should not be sticky nor dry, but just right.

Heat oil or butter in a skillet and fry the circles 6 min per side on medium heat to get a nice crust to form on the outside. You want them to brown a little.

Once browned, put in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 min until they sound hollow when tapped.

Remove from oven and slice open (but don't cut all the way in half) and stuff with eggs, cheese, black beans, shredded beef, etc.


We ate this A LOT in Venezuela and I missed it so much I had to make my own. They turned out great and brought back great memories of my Venezuelan friends. :) I love learning about foods from other cultures. We still keep in contact with the friends we met in Venezuela and I'm so glad!
My husband is going to be heading out on another mission trip in January to the Dominican Republic. If you think about it, could you say a prayer for him and the trip. He is part of a team that will be going in for an eyewitness tour. Just him and one of our pastors will be going from our church. They will probably join up with some other people when they get there. Thanks!


  1. Looks SO yummy! Can not wait to try this! Hope you are feeling better. Big hugs


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