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    Jimmy's Cachapas

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    10 mins

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    Pismo's Note:

    I was looking for a recipe for cachapas one day so my husband could have some. He lived in Venezuela for a couple years and this was one of his favorite foods. He said they served these with a thick slice of either jack or mozzarella cheese. Anyway, I found this online and it's from Jimmy's Bronx Cafe.

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    1. 1
      In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, puree the corn with milk, sugar, salt, pepper, egg and cornmeal. The batter should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
    2. 2
      Heat a large nonstick saute pan over low heat. Add 1 tbsp butter.
    3. 3
      When the butter has melted and is hot, add batter, forming 3 inch rounds. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.
    4. 4
      Repeat process with remaining butter and batter.
    5. 5
      The cachapas may be made 2 hours in advance and kept uncovered at room temperature. They may be reheated in a 350°F oven until heated through.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 15, 2008


      Pismo: That Jimmy got it right almost to the tee! Pepper is a foreign ingredient in the recipe. It might be some kind of added taste by Jimmy. I am Venezuelan (Caracas native) and cachapas are one of my ultimate favorite typical Venezuelan dishes! SO national! Hey Sprue we don't put syrup or any kind of sweet stuff on top of cachapas for their taste is kind of sweet with a hint of salt, but hey, taste is universal. The most typical toppings are "carne mechada" (kind of shreded beef stew); "pollo guisado" (chicken sofritto), "queso de mano" a very soft and very native Venezuelan white cheese, and my favorite is a "queso paisa" (white semi-soft Venezuelan cheese). As you see, toppings are mostly on the salty side for cachapas are a main dish on their own level. I sincerely hope everyone that gets to try this recipe enjoys the result!

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    • on April 21, 2013


      I love all types of latin food and I am in love with arepas. I heard of cachapas and I had to make some. This recipe was simple and AWESOME! I liked the sweetness and corn texture of the pancakes. Definitely a different twist on the typical pancake. I would make these again!

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    • on May 19, 2008


      I often look for new ways to make corn dishes, as I do not much care for the vegetable. This was exciting and extremely tasty. I halved the recipe because we are only two, but it worked well. I served it with Breakfast Sausages (With a Difference) and new boiled potatoes. DH thinks it would be great as a breakfast dish served with bacon and fresh fruit. . I think it would be great with jam and cream cheese (or really good maple syrup). It looks like the type of thing you could play with, e.g. more sugar, or the addition of red pepper flakes. Thanks for posting. We enjoyed the change very much and I will certainly try variations.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jimmy's Cachapas

    Serving Size: 1 (219 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 396.7
    Calories from Fat 144
    Total Fat 16.0 g
    Saturated Fat 8.4 g
    Cholesterol 85.5 mg
    Sodium 430.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
    Sugars 11.2 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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