Cornmeal Fritters (Arepitas de Maiz)

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Arepitas de Maiz

As we visited the Grandparents we had to stop by Mom's Kitchen...

Well here is another latin favorite, specially in Dominican Republic these little fritters are very known and serve as snaks, appetizers or as a side dish

Arepitas the Maiz are tasty, simple and fast to make; also know as: arepas fritas or fritatas de maiz.

Ready in: 20 Minutes (7 Prep - 13 cook/fry)  |  Serves: 6 - 8  |  Complexity: Easy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 large egg (2 if small)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp aniseed
  • 1 cup frying oil
Arepitas de Maiz - Ingredients
Arepitas de Maiz - frying
  1. Place a pot over medium heat add water, milk, butter, salt, aniseed, cinnamon, and sugar; bring to boil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. while constantly stirring add cornmeal, mix well.
  4. Lastly add egg(s).
  5. Add oil to frying a pan and bring to medium heat.
  6. Pour the mix one spoonful at a time into frying pan.
  7. Fry for a few minutes and turn over remove from oil when they are golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve immediately.
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# RE: Cornmeal Fritters (Arepitas de Maiz)Rachel 2013-01-24 20:10
Those look so good!

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