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Arepas Con Queso (Hominy Cheese Patties)

Arepas con Queso (ah-RAY-pahss john KAY-soh)


  • 1 1/2 cups canned hominy
  • 1//4 cup liquid from canned hominy
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup cheese grated or crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Grind hominy with liquid in blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Transfer to mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Form into 12 small bowls and flatten into 2-3 inch patties. Fry on lightly greased griddle over medium-high heat or roast on grill turning to brown both sides.
  5. The cheese will make Arepas chewy.
  6. Serve in place of bread with a meal or as a snack.

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