How To Make Arepas – Venezuelan Sandwich

Arepas are the foundation of Venezuelan cuisine. They are cornbread rounds made with water, salt, and pre-cooked corn meal formed into flat, round dough, then fried or baked. Arepas have also been acknowledged as the best breakfast in the world. In Venezuela and Columbia, arepas are eaten every day. Traditionally, arepas were eaten primarily as a bread. When arepas (the word is also used to denote the restaurants serving arepas) started growing in popularity, people have become more innovative with the filling ingredients. This made arepas more popularly known as delicious sandwiches.

You do not need to fly to Venezuela to have arepas… you’ll only need 4 ingredients to make your own arepas at home. Once you’ve made these arepas, they will surely be your new favorite gluten-free vegan bread.



• 2 ½ cups of tepid water
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 cups of P.A.N. pre-cooked white corn meal
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil


• pulled pork
• avocado slices


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 8 arepas.

Put water and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Gradually sprinkle corn meal while stirring until you form a dough.
Divide the dough into 8 and form into patties.
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Fry the dough in batches for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Place arepas on a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.
Let the arepas cool completely before splitting them in half.
Stuff the arepas with pulled pork and avocado slices.
Serve immediately.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can also bake the arepas. Coat the dough with oil or cooking spray. Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 7 to 8 minutes on each side.

How To Make Arepas - Venezuelan Sandwich
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