Street food trends : ArepasMarch 11th, 2019
A staple dish of Venezuelan and Columbian cuisine that has been enjoyed for centuries, arepa is the name given to a crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside corn patty that’s becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
These bready pockets are made using ground corn flour which has been pre-cooked in water and dried, which is then combined with seasoned water and a touch of oil, shaped into a burger-like bun, and griddled or grilled – or fried, baked, boiled or steamed.
They’re then typically filled with anything, from meat to cheese and pulses.
Their rise in popularity is partly due to being 100 per cent gluten-free, and easily adaptable for the growing vegan and vegetarian sector. Simple, authentic, full of flavour and highly versatile making a winning food.