Planning meals for the week is probably my most difficult household chore. It seems so simple. You just pick some meals and make the grocery list. For some reason, it takes us a really long time to do it. I find that making the meal plan is easier when I am trying something new each week. Last week, since Pierre was heading to the strip district, I decided we should try Arepas.
Arepas are made by using special arepa flour. I used P.A.N. Pre-cooked Yellow Cornmeal. It is very different than regular cornmeal or masa haring. So, you must purchase the flour specifically for this purpose. We are lucky enough to live near numerous Latin American grocery stores and were able to easily purchase it in store. You can buy it here.
These are really fast and easy to make. They only take a few minutes. You really can add any fillings you want, but because I love carnitas and we had some leftovers, I decided to use carnitas. They would also make a delicious breakfast spread with some butter and a drizzle of honey.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (2 large or 4 small arepas)
- 1/2 cup Harina Pan Yellow Cornmeal Flour (Arepa Flour)
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch salt
- roasted Anaheim peppers
- Monterrey jack cheese
Combine Arepa flour, water, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Knead a few times to form a dough.
Heat some oil and butter in a pan over medium. Cook arepas until golden brown on each side.
Fill with remaining ingredients. Eat immediately.
Tags: fast and easy