Mini Arepas with Melted Cheese and Serrano Ham Recipe


  • Hot sauce, for serving
  • ½ pound thinly sliced serrano ham, each slice cut into 4-inch pieces
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 2/3 cups warm water
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups arepa meal (see Note)
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • ½ pound Oaxaca cheese or whole-milk mozzarella, cut into 36 thin 2-inch squares

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the arepa meal with the salt and sugar. Stir in the warm water. Press out any lumps in the dough. Cover the bowl and let the dough stand for 10 minutes, until firm. Using moistened hands, divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inc...

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