Arepas De Queso Fritas

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This is a typical Venezuelan dish (I'm Venezuelan), and I like to make it a lot since now I live in Spain. Everyone who has tried it loves them, so I thought I'd share it with everyone at Recipezaar.

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  1. Mix the water and the egg yolk.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour and the egg/water mixture.
  3. Mix and kneed the dough for about 5 minutes until it is compact.
  4. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile heat a deep fryer to 170ºC, or fill a frying pan with lots of oil and heat.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough, the size of an egg and mold into a flat circle, about 1 cm thick.
  7. Fry until golden brown, turning regularly.
  8. Turn out onto crumpled absorbent paper and leave to cool slightly.
  9. Split them open (like a pita bread) and fill with cheese, ham, butter, honey or whatever you wish. (If there is too much "fluff" inside, you can remove it with a spoon, leaving only the outer shell).
  10. Serve immediately--they don't keep and don't re-heat.