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Arepas de Chicharron

Chicharrón arepas are a delicacy that is widely consumed in Venezuela and it is simply to take advantage of the resources at hand and mix them, and thus arises the creation of this arepa. Mix the corn flour with the delicious chicharrón.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Quantity: 10 Portions
Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients for the recipe of Arepas de chicharrón

  • 300 grams of precooked corn flour.
  • 1 ½ to 3 cups of water
  • 150 grams of pork cracklings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Preparation of the Arepas de chicharrón recipe:

  1. Grind the chicharrón coarsely so as not to produce too much fat when grinding.
  2. Knead the chicharrón and the corn flour, adding the salt and the necessary water until the dough is smooth and compact and comes off the surface where it is kneaded.
  3. Divide the dough into small balls of about 5 centimeters in diameter and make the arepas.
  4. Eliminate any imperfections that they still have, passing the fingers lightly moistened by the edges. Set aside on a tray or waxed paper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 120 ºC.
  6. Heat a budare or frying pan over a high heat. When it is very hot, add oil and with absorbent paper, spread and clean the budare several times very well until it is dry.
  7. Lower a little the heat to moderate temperature.
  8. Place the arepas on the hot budare, turn them over after 4 or 5 minutes and have them another 4 or 5 minutes more on the other side, moving them to prevent them from sticking or burning until they create a crust.
  9. Put the arepas in the oven placing them directly on the second rack from the bottom up and turn them over after 15 minutes, bake them for 5 more minutes and test if they are ready by hitting them with your hand. They should produce a hollow, empty box sound and be a little puffy.
  10. Let the arepas rest wrapped in a napkin for two or three minutes.

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References

Anonymous. (n.d.). Receta Venezolana. RECETA DE AREPAS DE CHICHARRÓN

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