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The traditional arepa served in Miami has two cornmeal pancakes with a layer of cheese inside. The pancakes are slightly sweet and have a delicious corn flavor. They're usually smeared with butter and cooked on a griddle.
•Grind frozen yellow corn kernels in a food processor.
You can find arepa flour at many Latin and Mexican markets. If there isn’t one near you, You can use finely ground yellow cornmeal. In a large bowl, mix the ground corn from the blender, arepa flour or cornmeal, salt, sugar, flour and shredded mozzarella.
•Bring the milk and water to a boil in a small pan. Add butter.
Make a well in the center and gradually add the hot milk and butter mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until there are no lumps. Caution this mixture will be hot. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. Mixture should have the consistency to a thick pancake batter.
•Heat a lightly buttered griddle to medium. spoon the batter on to the griddle to form 4" round "pancakes". Cook the arepas in batches until crispy and golden brown on each side. Immediately place a slice or two of cheese on one arepa and cover with another to make a sandwich. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the cheese melts, flipping a few times.
•You may also make the pancakes only and store them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. Just lightly butter two pancakes, put a slice of cheese in between, and heat on the griddle at low heat until the cheese melts.
NB the hot liquid helps to bring out the flavor in the corn meal.
this makes 4 Mozzarepa sandwiches or 8 patties.
loveleecakeshop 10m agoVery yummy but the regular flour amount is not in the ingredient list. I had to look up on another site and its 1/4 cup of all purpose flour.
garlic7girl 2y agoI made them this morning for breakfast. I wanted something different. Now, I don't have Arepa flour so I did what it said with cornmeal. However, with one cup of cornmeal and corn the mixture with the milk and water was soupy so I had to add more cornmeal. I realized it is like making corn bread with the equal parts flour to liquid. Sort of like Johnny Cakes. Anyway, after adding tghe more cornmeal it was perfect. I really enjoyed it and will make again. I really like this as a breakfast item. I do also agree with other poster...5 tbspn butter not necessary. Three would be enough. I didn't add as much sugar also. Still good too!
greenfingers999 2y agoAnd no eggs! Heaven.
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Danagee 3y agoI made these today and used some shredded white cheddar with the mozerella. They are very tasty! We are going to top them with pulled smoked pork for dinner.
brettnleosmom 4y agoMy arepas didn't look as nice as those in the picture, but they tasted fine. Not my favorite dish ever, but glad I tried the recipe.
Albizu 5y agoI tried these and they are pretty tasty. You don't need to use as much butter as it calls for, and it still comes out pretty good.
CCheryl 5y agothese look really good, keep them there recipes coming, CCheryl
Gtello1013 6y agoFeel free to use your favorite type of cheese, but I recommend using mozzarella or Swiss cheese. [I posted this recipe.]