Gluten-free Monday: A Trip to South America

A bit ago, I stumbled across a fun substitute for bread.  Colombia has a corn bread culture that includes a very simple water and corn flour treat called the Arepa.


1 cup corn flour

1 cup water

1 Tablespoon oil or butter (I use olive oil)

Butter for the pan.

Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl with your hands.

Divide the dough into four parts.  Pat each part into a flat “pancake” about ¼ of an inch thick.

Arepas are traditionally cooked on a grill, but they can be pan fried, cooked in the oven, or cooked on a sandwich maker.  I pan fry.

Preheat the pan and melt the butter.  Put the arepas in the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

They can be eaten immediately as sandwich bread or alone as a snack, or they can be stored for later.

Yum!!!!  (Arepa peanut butter and jelly sandwich.)


About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.
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  1. Pingback: Gluten-free Monday: Arepa Again | Notes from the Flyover States

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