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Colombian Arepas With Ham and Cheese

Colombian Arepas With Ham and Cheese created by LindaS

A favorite in Colombia these hot,toasted cakes of soft corn that are slightly sweet and salty! You will need a Cast Iron Skillet OR Flat-Top grill!

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30mins
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  • Making the Arepas:.
  • I a large bowl combine masa with cheese,baking soda and salt. Slowly pour the warm water in and stir well. Using your hands,knead until smooth dough forms. Form into 6 even balls,flatten into circles, about 4 inches in diameter.In a cast iron skillet or flat top grill, melt half of the butter on medium heat.
  • Working in batches,if necessary,cook Arepas until golden brown, about 3 minutes.Add remaining butter,turn Arepas and cook 2-3 minutes until golden. Set aside.
  • Making the Sandwich:.
  • Slice the arepas in half horizontally. Layer on the ham,cheese and tomato, season with salt and pepper. Top fixings with remaining Arepas halves. Heat half the butterin a skillet or flat top grill. Cook Arepas in batches,about 3 minutes, until golden. Add remaining butter,turn,cover and cook 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and Arepasare golden. Serve with Salsa on the side.
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"A favorite in Colombia these hot,toasted cakes of soft corn that are slightly sweet and salty! You will need a Cast Iron Skillet OR Flat-Top grill!"
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  1. Meadow C.
    i loved them they were so good like my mom makes them
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  2. LindaS
    Confession: The arepas never got made into a sandwich. Instead, I enjoyed one just as it came from the griddle with a bowl of 15-bean soup. It is sooooo good! Tomorrow, I will make the day-old ones into sandwiches. I followed the recipe exactly. I used 1/2 cup of dough for each arepa and flattened it to 1/2 inch thick. After frying until they were golden brown on both sides and then cooling, I split one open and saw it was a bit doughy inside. That was quickly remedied by a minute or two back on the griddle. Because of that, I am guessing that when you get to making the sandwich, plan on layering the fillings on the already cooked sides and heating the sandwiches by frying on the previously uncooked sides.
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  3. LindaS
    Colombian Arepas With Ham and Cheese Created by LindaS
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  4. Timothy H.
    A favorite in Colombia these hot,toasted cakes of soft corn that are slightly sweet and salty! You will need a Cast Iron Skillet OR Flat-Top grill!
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