Colombian

Cheese Arepas

Naturally gluten-free, authentic Colombian cheese arepas are little golden pockets of corn flour and delicious Jarlsberg cheese that will melt in your mouth with each bite. 

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Colombian cheese arepas

YIELD

4 servings

TYPE

Vegetarian

TIME

1 hour 5 min

LEVEL

Beginner

Arepa flour

Water

Salt

Oil

What You'll Need

Cheese

Tomatoes

Avocado

Corn

Make arepa dough

1

Pour water into large bowl. Add arepa corn flour, salt, oil, ½ cup of Jarlsberg cheese, and mix thoroughly to combine. 

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Shape arepas

2

Flatten a portion of dough between your palms. Add 1 TB cheese in the middle, and top with more dough. Press to seal into a ¼ inch thick patty.

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Cook arepas

3

Preheat a cast iron pan to high heat. Season with oil or butter. Place the arepas in the pan and cook about 5 minutes on each side.

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Serve arepas with toppings

4

– To serve arepas, cut them in half and put your favourite toppings inside. Drizzle with Colombian pico de gallo and aji.

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