Thursday, March 28, 2013

Arepa de Huevo

An arepa de huevo is literally an arepa filled with a whole egg, ubiquitous along the Caribbean coast in Colombia for breakfast. They are fairly gut-busting, quite delicious, and a fun challenge to make at home. You can find the recipe here.

2 comments:

  1. Ha! I couldn't believe this when I saw it! We had a Colombian friend come to stay a little while back and she brought us some arepa flour. As a devotee of all things arepa I can't quite believe this, but I completely missed out on arepas de huevo when I was in Colombia myself. When our guest mentioned them, I decided that I would give it a go.

    Wooah! They are *very* challenging! I gave it a try and it was an absolute disaster! After watching a lot of youtube clips I realised that you have to be some kind of magician to make these things. But when faced with a challenge, what do we do? Well, in my case we give up and go back to normal cheese arepas - much easier and no need to deep fry! :) I'd still like to try them at least once though...

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  2. Hey Tom! It's all about the scalding hot oil, if the oil's too cold the arepa doesn't inflate. And they are finicky-- I've made them successfully with arepa flour and unsuccessfully with fresh dough, so I don't know what's up with that. You know, I never used to deep fry anything, but then I started making Colombian food and I guess there's no going back...

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