Recipe -- Arepa de Huevo

In the department of Atlántico and Sucre and common breakfast will include this tasty treat -- Arepa de Huevo.

Ingredients:

1 cup Arepa Harina
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 - 1 1/4 cup Very Hot Water
Eggs

Step #1

Prepare the Arepa dough (masa). Mix the Arepa Harina with the salt and water. Mix it until it forms a dough ball. Cover and let cool.

Step #2

Make small balls of dough and then put between plastic wrap and flatten them evenly into circles about 1/4 inch thick.

Step #3

Place circles into hot oil until they are half cooked -- just starting to turn golden. Remove and let drain.

Step #4

Cut a small hole in the side of the arepa. Drop in an egg. Close with more masa if necessary.

Step #5

Drop back into the oil at let it cook until the arepa is golden brown and the egg is thoroughly cooked.

There is actually a Festival of Arepa de Huevo in Luruaco, Atlántico every year during the last week of June. Here is a news report about the festival you can also see a woman prepare the Arepa de Huevo so you can get an idea (in Spanish):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjGtWCEU0F8&feature=related

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