Did you know that the arepa is a Venezuelan’s every day bread? We can eat it from breakfast through dinner without getting bored. At our food truck you might have tasted a versatile variety of fillings, but did you know there are tons of other different ways in which could cook them? Yes, whether you choose to fry them or grill them, the infinite number of recipes from which you can play with the Arepa will amaze you.
Here we leave you 6 different examples of an Arepa’s elaboration process, so you can try them at home. The idea is for you allow yourself to experience your favorite ingredients in one delicious Queen. Here we go:
- Arepas with cereal: if you’re into the fitness world, this is the one for you. Try adding to the white corn flour your favorite cereals, like oatmeal, bran or flaxseed. After you get the mix done, make sure to shape them really thin and then, put them directly to the iron.
- Arepas dulces:here’s a twist from the salty options. Melt some papelón and add it to the flour mix, plus a few anise seeds. When you get a uniform mix, shape them the size you prefer and throw them into the pan with hot oil. The secret is to make them really thin, since there’s no need to flip them, you’ll just need to keep moving the oil over the arepa with the spatula until it bulges. To finish, open them really careful and fill it with delicious white grated cheese.
- Arepas with plátano: now this is some Caribbean mix. Start by boiling the amount of ripe plátano that you wish to use (the quantity is up to you). When is soft and ready, crush it with a fork and pour it into your arepa dough. Add some sugar or melted papelón, white grated cheese to the mix and there, shape them and fried them right away.
- Arepa with cheese: this is a simple, but delicious choice for a quick snack. After preparing your arepa’s mix, add the amount of white grated cheese you prefer. And then, comes the fun part; you can shape them round, into little balls or even sticks and fry them after. And that’s it, just imagine all that melted cheese in every bite.
- Arepas with tuna: same thing as the case before, but this time, instead of cheese, you’ll mix it with canned tuna. Shape them however you want and fry them until they get the level of crunchiness you like. This are perfect to delight your guests at every reunion paired with a delicious sauce to complement.
- Arepas de yucca: now, we know you’ve tasted our delicious fried yucca sticks, but imagine that amazing taste shaped into a delicious arepa. All you need to do is cook the yucca in boiling water. When is nice and soft, is time to grind it. Add some salt and kneaded until you get a uniform and consistent mix. Then it’s up to you, whether you decide to cook them on the iron or send them to the fryer. And there, arepas without the need of white corn flour.
As you see, as well as the fillings, there is a large number of recipes to play with the arepas preparations, and this just where a few examples. We hope we’ve managed to awaken your imagination, so you can dare to mix and create your own personal arepa mix. Up for the challenge?