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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Arepa With Egg (arepa de huevo)

Is everybody ready for some breakfast weekend style? This is the time I like to make a hearty breakfast or brunch. And you all know how I like to try new things . I have already showed you how to make arepas, and once you make them yourselves you will find many good ways to serve them...and eat them...and enjoy them...sitting poolside with your family. I have for you today.... a tale of two arepa de huevos. These egg filled corn cakes are a delight. If you already have the arepa flour, what could be better than to make some for breakfast?

It starts with the basic arepa recipe.... 1 cup masarepa flour •1/4 teaspoon salt •1 1/4 cup hot water •4 eggs more or less depending on how many people are eating. Mix the dough, and with wet hands form 4 balls, then flatten them into patties, or you can flatten them between two pieces of plastic wrap like above. I added some mixed herbs (chives, tarragon, chervil etc...) in mine, I have posted this blend before. In some of the instructions given on making egg filled arepas, they want you to reserve some of the dough to seal the egg inside the arepa.




On any flat pan/griddle melt a little butter and cook the arepas around 5 minutes per side until golden brown...

Yes! that is perfect. Now one instructions had you slice them open and scoop some of the excess out and place the egg in that area, then use the extra dough to seal it....ah...well...this really didn't work for me...

The egg oozed out of one, and the other didn't even make it...

so I just fried the egg with the arepa half on top...

...then added some cheese (a must for mine) put the other half on top...

...and finished it off.

the other one was okay, but didn't get the cheese inside and the egg wasn't what you call stuffed inside...







...but it tastes good!




The next time I thought I would use the white masarepa. I saw a video that had you insert a knife and make a slit...

..peak it open...oh man it slit farther on it own when I tried to cup it open to slide the egg inside...

...I even had this nice little cup with a pour spout...perfect to get the job done...well the egg still went all over and I could not get the wet dough to stick it together...I still stuffed some cheese in there as well, and made a mess...

....I still was able to get a pretty picture...



and it still tasted wonderful...you really can't complain about the taste...



This is the bottom of one where the egg leaked out. I guess this is one of these things that might not be pretty, but who cares it was great!




I would make them again....maybe I'll get it right. I want to try some of these other goodies to add to this savory breakfast corn cake....maybe some ripe tomatoes, chopped or thinly sliced,


or some green onions, finely chopped with garlic cloves, finely chopped , or ground cumin with a pinch of ground annatto seeds , topped with, chopped cilantro ! Salt and pepper to taste!!




What would you add to your arepa de huevo?