- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups warm water
- 2 cup Masarepa (can be found at the Brazilian store Gol, 55 Iyannough Road, Hyannis)
- Butter for grilling or oil for deep frying
Put salt in the center of a mixing bowl, pour in water and stir in the Masarepa. Knead mixture a few times to form a dough. Let stand 5 minutes. Form into patties about 4-5 inches across and ½-inch thick. Coat a griddle or skillet with a small amount of butter. Cook arepas over medium heat on both sides until golden brown. They can also be deep-fried.
Variations: Mix ½ cup shredded mozzarella or a sharp cheddar cheese into the dough