Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Yellow Corn Arepas

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  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 55 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds frozen yellow corn kernels, thawed

1 1/2 cups extra-fine yellow cornmeal

9 ounces mozzarella, grated

2 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 cups sugar

Pinch salt


  1. With a meat grinder, coarsely grind the corn kernels and place in a mixing bowl. Add the cornmeal, cheese, milk, sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly with electric mixer. Using a 1 1/2 or 3 inch mold, shape the arepas. Stack them on a lightly greased baking sheet with parchment paper between the layers. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cook the arepas over a medium to low heat until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes.