Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Perico Arepa

Arepa con perico is a delicious recipe that joins the table of many South American populations. In Venezuela, it is very common to prepare this delicious recipe on Sundays, which combines seasoning, nutrition and taste of food lovers.

Married with a latte or freshly squeezed orange juice, here are the ingredients for one of the most tasty and praised recipes by the population, the arepa con perico recipe.

Ingredients – For about four servings

  • Nine eggs.
  • One medium onion, diced.
  • One green onion or long onion, finely chopped.
  • One red bell pepper, diced.
  • Four sweet and hot peppers, diced.
  • Six to eight cloves of garlic.
  • Three tomatoes, washed and diced (the decision to remove the seeds is up to you, many people don’t do it).
  • Corn oil, necessary quantity.
  • A pinch of cumin.
  • A pinch of sazonatodo.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Optional: you can add avocado or avocado to the arepa to make it even more juicy and delicious.

How to make Arepas de Perico?

Wash and cut all the ingredients and set aside. In a frying pan, pour a small amount of oil and proceed to make a sofrito.

First place the onion and the long onion, followed by the garlic, the bell pepper and the sweet and hot peppers. It is important to stir with a wooden spoon while cooking.

Add the cumin, the seasoning, salt and pepper and cook over low heat for a few minutes until all the vegetables are loose. Add the beaten eggs and keep stirring until they are well done. Then, turn off the heat and set aside.

Here’s how you can prepare your arepas

Preparation of Arepas de Perico

  1. Open up the arepa like a sandwich.
  2. Fill your arepas with Perico.
  3. Serve with a few sprigs of cilantro on top and accompany with a refreshing drink.

TIP: You can also add avocado or avocado to the arepa filling as we show in the picture.



Maria Alejandra. (May 20th, 2018). Arepa con perico

Daniel D'Amato

By Daniel D'Amato

Daniel D'Amato is a regular Venezuelan who wants to give a glimpse of his country, Venezuela, to the rest of the world.