3 ingredient Arepas
With Vegan Perico
Arepas are one of my favorite foods and so to my children, this makes me very happy because this is a way to passdown some of my Colombian traditions . The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia. They’re served in almost every home and can be the equivalent of tortillas in Mexico or bread in France . I think We ate arepas almost every single day growing up in Colombia! There are many different versions of them .
I wanted to share a basic recipe , with just 3 ingredients .
This are "Arepas Rellenas "
Which are a thicker version , great for various stuffings .
*2 cups harina pan( pre-cooked corn meal ) usually found at Latin-American Groceries.
*2 1/2 cups of water
*1/2 tbs of Himalayan or Marine salt .
1-Combine harina pan , with 1 cup water ,mix with a spoon and let rest of a couple of minutes .
2-Add nother 1/2 of water and knead with clean hands working the dough for a couple of minutes to obtain the perfect consistency . (when dough is supple and smooth but not sticky )
3-Season dough to taste with salt .
4-Divide dough into 8pieces and roll into balls.
5-Flatten balls with your palms to form small arepas like little pancakes .
5-Use a non-stick frypan over medium-low heat Add arepas and cook, moving them around the pan and rotating them occasionally, until first side is charred in spots and a dry crust has formed, (about 3-5 minutes)
6-Flip arepas and cook on second side until a dry crust has formed .
7-Pass the arepas to a grill , salamander or oven for another 2 mn .
(This allows you to easy open the arepas for easy stuffing )
For the Vegan "Perico"
Pericos are usually a popular breakfast dish in Colombia and Venezuela , it's basically scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes in Colombia and plus bell pepper in Venezuela .
In this recipe I'm replacing the eggs for Aburagee (a short of fried tofu skin ) but you can use a firm tofu as well .