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Arepas con Queso from Encanto Recipe (with Video)

Grain, Dairy, Wheat-free
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Discover our Arepas con Queso from Encanto Recipe, a International recipe perfect as a main course recipe. Download the Flavrs app for 1000+ free food videos and recipes!

Serving size
4

Recipe Time: 30min

Ingredients

For arepas
- oz Water, ~100-110°F
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 10 oz pre-cooked white corn flour or masarepa
- 1 oz Unsalted butter, soft + more for cooking (if browning too much, use olive oil)
- 2.5 oz low-moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
Optional for arepas
- slice deli-sliced mozzarella cheese
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Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine 12 ounces of water and salt.
2. Slowly add the cornflour, in 4-5 additions, to the water mixture. Using your hands, begin mixing and kneading the dough until all of the cornflour is incorporated. Let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.
3. Once the dough has rested, add the butter and cheese. Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes or until completely smooth and homogeneous. **try hand flattening one to check for proper moisture** If the dough is too dry, add another 1-2 ounces of water, or enough to form a supple but not sticky dough.
4. Using wet hands, divide the dough into 8 relatively even balls. Press the balls into patties about ½ inch thick and 3-4 inches in diameter.
5. Preheat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Brush the pan with more softened butter, then add the arepas.
6. Cook on each side for 5-7 minutes, or until browned on both sides and cooked through. The arepas should be fluffy but not wet when cut into.
7. Optionally, allow the arepas to cool for 2-3 minutes, or until handleable. Then, slice an opening on one side of each arepa, making sure not to cut through to the other side. Place a folded 1-2 slices of mozzarella cheese in the opened pocket of each arepa. Return the arepas to the same pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

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