Appetizers & Side Dishes

Sweet Corn Arepas Recipe

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 10 Min  |  Servings:  |  Calories:
Arepas
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
10 Min

Colombian sweet corn arepas are a traditional street food in the mountainous region of the Country. Adding a blend of Sargento® Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses takes this breakfast recipe to a whole other level! Enjoy warm right off the griddle with a dab of butter and toped with a few slices of avocado.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of sweet yellow corn kernels
  • 1 1/4 cup pre-cooked yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup shredded Sargento® Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Sargento® Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for serving
  • Sea salt for serving (optional)
  • 2 avocados sliced (optional)
  • Non- stick cooking spray
Directions
  1. Grind corn in a blender or food processor until kernels break apart and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Transfer ground corn to a large bowl and add cornmeal, cheeses, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon stir ingredients together to incorporate.
  3. Pour in milk and butter and continue to stir until ingredients come together. In the beginning your mixture will look like a very loose pancake batter. Don’t stress, the cornmeal will take a few minutes to absorb the liquid and have better consistency. Allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat a large cast iron skillet or a large non stick skillet over medium high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Measure 1/2 cup of batter and place into the hot pan--pancake style with a bit more body-- you can make a couple arepas or a few at a time depending on the size of your skillet. Do not over crowd. Cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm under aluminum foil. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. To serve, plate each arepa, top with a dab of butter and a touch of sea salt.
  6. Note: The batter’s consistency may vary. It can be formed into patties if it is not easily poured.