Cream Cheese Arepas

Cream Cheese Arepas

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Chef John 15876

"Using milk instead of water in the arepas will make them a little richer, a little denser, and, that's right - delicious! Split and serve with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey, or make a breakfast sandwich with a drizzle of maple syrup, a slice of cheese and cooked ham, and a fried egg."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 173 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix milk, cream cheese, and salt in a mixing bowl; whisk together until smooth and foamy. Add sugar and arepas flour to milk mixture; mix with a spatula until dough is soft, thick, and workable, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide dough into 4 portions (for the 4 wells in the maker). Form each quarter into a ball and use wet hands to gently shape it into a thick patty about 1/2-inch thick. If you see little cracks on the outside, the dough may be a little too dry; add more milk.
  3. Heat arepas maker; lightly coat wells of the arepas machine with vegetable oil.
  4. Place patties into wells of maker, close lid, and let cook through one cooking cycle of machine, about 5 minutes. For a crisper crust, flip arepas, using a wooden spoon or spatula, and repeat cooking cycle for 5 more minutes. Patties will be crusty and browned on both sides and the insides will be cooked all the way through.
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Footnotes

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  • You can make arepas using a heavy skillet over medium heat; spray with cooking oil, place arepas into the hot skillet, and cook until bottoms are crusty and brown, about 5 minutes. Flip arepas and cook other side until browned, 3 to 5 more minutes.
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Di
1/7/2014

This recipe is delicious is just different from the classic colombian arepa. But its so tasty, that definitely worth to try...Only one thing use butter instead of vegetable oil...it really make a difference!!!! Enjoy

sueb
6/16/2013

This is good with vegan cream cheese! I actually used cornmeal instead of crn flour, and needed to increase the amount by 3/4 cup extra cornmeal. Wonderful taste! Thanks for the recipe! It reminds me of what a friend treated me to years ago!

whatsakitchen
10/11/2014

Very tasty!