And we have a cute little prince named Sebastian…
I LOVE to cook (and eat) So, I am going to guest post today about a typical breakfast fare in Colombia: AREPAS. The ingredients make them sound really fattening but when you see how skinny Colombian people are, they must be okay. My family LOVES them.
1/3 cup white corn meal (I use P.A.N. from Colombia)
1/3 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter
2/3 cup grated white farmer’s cheese (I use Mexican Queso)
In a bowl mix: cornmeal, warm water, salt and butter with your (clean) hands until a nice mushy paste is formed. Add the grated cheese and continue mixing everything together with your hands. Warm a buttered skillet or griddle over medium heat. Form the arepas into flat 4-inch cakes (this recipe should make 5). Place on griddle and cook two minutes on each side. When arepas are finished cooking, place on paper towels to absorb some of the grease before serving.
My boys enjoying Arepas de Queso…
(not pictured: a very cute Jorge, bed head and all!)
And maybe, just maybe next time I will surprise my Colombian husband with these…
The fried egg goes in the middle. Don’t ask me how they do it. And of course leave it to Jorge to make these his favorite kind of Arepas.