Arepas De Queso Fritas

Recipe by Daniel Aguilar
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 8 arepas




  • Mix the water and the egg yolk.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour and the egg/water mixture.
  • Mix and kneed the dough for about 5 minutes until it is compact.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat a deep fryer to 170ºC, or fill a frying pan with lots of oil and heat.
  • Take a small ball of the dough, the size of an egg and mold into a flat circle, about 1 cm thick.
  • Fry until golden brown, turning regularly.
  • Turn out onto crumpled absorbent paper and leave to cool slightly.
  • Split them open (like a pita bread) and fill with cheese, ham, butter, honey or whatever you wish. (If there is too much "fluff" inside, you can remove it with a spoon, leaving only the outer shell).
  • Serve immediately--they don't keep and don't re-heat.