Cook the Book: Arepas de Queso
Cook the Book: Arepas de Queso is a gluten free and fodmap friendly side dish. One portion of this dish contains approximately 9g of protein, 18g of fat, and a total of 215 calories. This recipe serves 6. This recipe is typical of Southern cuisine. If you have margarine, queso blanco, water, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 30 minutes.
Mix the masarepa, hot water, and salt in a large mixing bowl and let rest for about 10 minutes. Knead the dough until it starts to take on a sheen, kneading in the shredded mozzarella as you work. Form 6 round patties about 1/2 inch thick and set aside.
Heat a large nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat. You’ll use about 11/2 teaspoons of margarine per arepa, so add the margarine to the pan according to how many will fit at a time without crowding. After each arepa browns on one side, flip it and immediately baste the top with a little of the margarine from the pan.
Continue to cook until both sides are browned and lightly crispy.
Transfer each arepa to a plate and top with a sprinkle of the queso blanco before serving.