White Corn Arepas


  1. Combine the arepa flour and salt. Blend well.
  2. Slowly pour in the warm water while adding the butter and cheese. Blend well.
  3. Form approximately 3-ounce dough balls, and then form into 4-inch x ½-inch cakes. Place them onto a lightly greased sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Cook the arepas on a lightly oiled griddle or grill over medium heat. Cook the arepas for about 3–4 minutes per side. Turn only once. Serve warm.


  • 1 1/4 cups White corn arepa flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt, sea
  • 1 1/4 cups water, (100ºF)
  • 5 oz butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Jack cheese