Corn Arepas

Corn Arepas

Serves 8
Arepas, or corn cakes, are popular in South American countries like Venezuela and Colombia where they are typically served warm with meats and stews. They're a perfect accompaniment to chili. This updated version gains extra flavor from cumin and vegetable broth and texture from corn.
  • 2 1/4 cup gluten-free vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup fresh cooked or canned white corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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In a saucepan over high heat, bring 2 1/4 cups broth, oil, and salt to a boil. In a mixing bowl, combine masa harina and cumin. Pour liquid over masa and stir until the consistency of a batter. Add corn. Stir until combined.

Cover and set aside for ten minutes.

Divide dough into 8 pieces. Form each into a ball and then press into 1/2-inch patties.

Grease a griddle pan or cast iron pan with remaining tablespoon oil and heat pan to medium high heat until hot.

Working in batches and taking care not to overcrowd the pan, cook cakes until blackened, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Serve warm.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 patty, 160 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 170mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 3g protein.
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