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.


  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...

  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...