Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 20 Min
Servings 4 to 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsps. sour cream or crema
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tbsps. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Hot rice and black beans

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE corn and hot water in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Mix cornmeal, sour cream, sugar, salt and cheese in large bowl. Pour blended corn mixture over cornmeal mixture in bowl. Stir until evenly moistened.

  • Step 2

    DIVIDE dough into 18 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten to about 1/4-inch thick and 3-inches in diameter.

  • Step 3

    MELT shortening in medium skillet over low heat. Cook arepas 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cool. Serve with hot rice and black beans.

  • Step 4

    Arepas can also be made using a panini sandwich grill.

Serving size
(3 arepas)

  • Calories 320
  • Calories from Fat70g
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 240mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 57g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 7g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet