Homemade Arepas Recipe (2 of 2) Harina de Maiz P.A.N.
A few weeks ago, I posted my first Arepas blog post. For that recipe I simply used Masateca Harina de Maiz which is typically used for making homemade tortillas. Recently I discovered that my neighborhood store actually carries Harina de Maiz P.A.N.
I’m just going publicly eat my words from the previous blog post and now say the using the Harina de Maiz P.A.N. is WAY better than using Masateca and there is a noticeable difference. I would say not just in the texture and taste but also much easier to mix. You don’t need to use boiling water for one thing.
Homemade Arepas Recipe (modified) – Makes about 4-5 Arepas
2 cups of Harina de Maiz P.A.N.
1 teaspoon of salt
1-2 cups of lukewarm water
Nevermind the instructions on the bag, it calls for way too much water. Simply mix the salt and Harina in a bowl, slowly add 1 1/2 cup of water. Knead with hands and if still too sticky, add 1/4 cup of water at a time.
To cook: Preheat oven to 400F (use a baking stone if you have one) Pat with dry cornmeal flour and then fry on high in a pan coated with olive oil. When golden brown on both sides (about 3-4 mins), transfer the arepas to the oven and allow to bake for about 10-15mins. Remove and allow to cool for 2-3 mins.
I love stuffing these arepas with homemade slow oven roasted pulled pork.. Enjoy!