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My apologies, arepas uses Mesa which is corn flour* not cornmeal. Still very inexpensive.

Recipe for arepas: half the recipe if you need to.

2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups mesa
1 tablespoon oil of choice


Dissolve salt in water. Add oil.
Add 1 cup of mesa to water mixture and mix it together well. Add 1/4 cup of mesa at a time until you make a dough that doesn't stick to your hands but is moldable. You may not end up using all the mesa.
Cover the bowl and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Take about 1/4 cup of the dough and roll it in to a ball. Place the ball on a flat surface and gently press it down until it's about 1/2 inch thick disc. Some cracks are ok on the edges but if you are getting lots of cracks, add small amount of water to the ball and try again.

Once you have all the discs made heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. add about 1 TBSP of oil and swirl around the bottom of pan. Place the arepas on the pan, leave room in between them.

Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown each side.

Place cooked arepas on a paper towel to soak up access oil.

We eat it with chili, soups, egg and cheese sandwiches, ect.

Best used fresh :)
 

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