Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the arepas for three minutes on each side.
History and origins
Arepas are widespread throughout South America. It seems that their origin goes back even to the Maya when the corn kernels were ground between two smooth stones. The flour obtained was mixed with water and thus these small discs were obtained. Depending on the regions of preparation, arepas can have different diameters and toppings. Each type of South American corn is made into flour and later into arepas. September 14 is world arepas day.
Venezuelan cuisine is waiting to be discovered and above all among the desserts, there are at least 5 that deserve a taste.
How to stuff arepas
In Colombia arepas are stuffed with eggs and cheese, while in Venezuela you can taste them with black beans, tuna, vegetables, avocado and chicken. Having a neutral flavor, you can stuff your arepas as you like. Excellent with smoked salmon and avocado, ham and cheese, but also in a sweet version with jam or chocolate cream.
You can also prepare your arepas a normal 00 or wholemeal flour. You can also try to prepare them with buckwheat flour to maintain their gluten-free characteristic.