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This version of "arepas," a traditional maize flatbread popular in parts of South America, calls for just masa harina, sea salt, water, and olive oil.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2002

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Place masa harina in a large bowl; add boiling mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon. Cover; let stand 15 minutes.

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  • Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time, shape each portion into a ball with moist hands. Shape the balls into 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat each patty with cooking spray.

  • Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 4 arepas, cooking spray sides down, in pan. Press arepas lightly with a spatula to flatten slightly; cook 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and speckled brown. Repeat with remaining arepas.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 193mg; calcium 38mg.
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