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foodguy29 Jun 20, 2008 11:45 AM

Hi Here's a simple recipe from my blog for Arepas de Choclo (sweet corn arepa)

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup corn kernels (fresh or canned)
1 cup arepa flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
white farmers cheese or mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Bring the milk to a boil in a small pan. Add butter and turn off heat so the mixture cools.

Process the corn kernels in a food processor or use a mortar and pestle.

In a large bowl, mix the ground corn, arepa flour, salt and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and gradually add the milk and butter mixture. Continue stirring until there are no lumps. Work the dough until it is smooth and sticky. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.

Form the dough into 4 hamburger sized flat patties.

Add some butter or cooking oil to a hot frying pan or griddle. Cook the arepas for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

To serve, butter the arepa and add a piece of white farmers cheese or mozzarella on top.

This is arepa flour: http://www.mygourmetonline.com/gourme...

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    ldkelley Jun 21, 2008 07:43 AM

    Oh, that's dangerous. I only usually have Arepa's at the fair, or other outdoor festival-type things. A whole batch might kill me... I have no self control.

    ---Lisa

    1. PamelaD Jun 21, 2008 04:39 AM

      Thanks foodguy! I have recently discovered arepas and made them successfully but the recipe I followed used water and no sugar. Yours seems a bit richer- yum.
      We split them down the middle and stuffed them with some mexican white queso.

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