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Dominican Arepitas de Maíz

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups corn meal
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
cup milk
1
tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon sugar
2
eggs, beaten
Oil for frying

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Arepitas are better enjoyed warm.

There are many variations in Latin America as to what an arepa is. In the Dominican Republic, these mini fried patties are called arepitas and are made with corn. These arepitas de maíz are a childhood favorite for many Dominicans. They are easy to make and they can be enjoyed as a side dish, main meal or as a snack, as well as a breakfast option with a cup of hot chocolate on the side.

Fry one arepita, try it and adjust salt level to taste.

If the final mixture is too runny or too dense, you can adjust the texture with extra warm milk or extra corn meal.

Directions

  • 1 Combine corn meal and baking powder. Set aside.
  • 2 Add milk, butter, salt, and sugar to sauce pan and heat over medium high until milk is warm and sugar, butter, and salt have dissolved.
  • 3 Remove pan from the heat and add corn meal mixture.
  • 4 After well combined, add eggs and mix well.
  • 5 Drop one tablespoon at a time in a skillet with very hot oil and cook until golden brown, turning once on each side.

There are many variations in Latin America as to what an arepa is. In the Dominican Republic, these mini fried patties are called arepitas and are made with corn. These arepitas de maíz are a childhood favorite for many Dominicans. They are easy to make and they can be enjoyed as a side dish, main meal or as a snack, as well as a breakfast option with a cup of hot chocolate on the side.

Rate and Comment

Melissa Bailey Melissa Bailey
September 21, 2015

There are many variations in Latin America as to what an arepa is. In the Dominican Republic, these mini fried patties are called arepitas and are made with corn. These arepitas de maíz are a childhood favorite for many Dominicans. They are easy to make and they can be enjoyed as a side dish, main meal or as a snack, as well as a breakfast option with a cup of hot chocolate on the side.