Colombian Arepas With Ham And Cheese Recipe

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Time: 30 minutes



  1. masa harina
  2. white cheese
  3. baking soda
  4. warm water
  5. butter
  6. ham
  7. mozzarella cheese
  8. tomatoes
  9. salt
  10. pepper
  11. salsa


  1. making the arepas:
  2. i a large bowl combine masa with cheese , baking soda and salt
  3. slowly pour the warm water in and stir well
  4. using your hands , knead until smooth dough forms
  5. form into 6 even balls , flatten into circles , about 4 inches in diameter
  6. in a cast iron skillet or flat top grill , melt half of the butter on medium heat
  7. working in batches , if necessary , cook arepas until golden brown , about 3 minutes
  8. add remaining butter , turn arepas and cook 2-3 minutes until golden
  9. set aside
  10. making the sandwich:
  11. slice the arepas in half horizontally
  12. layer on the ham , cheese and tomato , season with salt and pepper
  13. top fixings with remaining arepas halves
  14. heat half the butterin a skillet or flat top grill
  15. cook arepas in batches , about 3 minutes , until golden
  16. add remaining butter , turn , cover and cook 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and arepasare golden
  17. serve with salsa on the side

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