- 1/4 C Ricotta Whole Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 C Yellow Cornmeal
- 1/4 C chopped fresh Chives
- Vegetable Stock to simmer
Combine ricotta in food processor and process until smooth. Add beaten egg and season with salt and pepper. Combine with cornmeal until completely smooth. Transfer to a clean bowl, add chives and mix. Let rest for 10 minutes and then form into 4 balls of 46 grams per dumpling.
Bring vegetable stock to the simmer and add dumplings just enough to not crowd the pot. Once they float allow to simmer for 1 more minute, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Reheat for service in a poaching vegetable stock liquid.
- ½ Tsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 C chopped White Onions
- 2 C diced White Potatoes
- 3 C Chicken or Vegetable Stock
- 4 sprigs of fresh Thyme, including stems
- Salt and pepper to taste
Sweat onions in vegetable oil until translucent. Add diced potatoes and sauté for 1 minute. Add stock and thyme and simmer until potatoes are fully cooked roughly 15 mins.
Remove thyme stems from pot and puree in a blender until smooth. Season to taste.
- 1 C Masa Arepa (Pre Cooked Dehydrated Fine Ground Corn)
- 1 1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 1/4 C Water
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
Combine corn flour and salt in a clean stainless bowl, add water and mix till well combined then cover with a
plate. Let dough rest for 20 minutes to allow the water to absorb. Split the dough into 4 equal sized balls
and form each into a hockey puck shape. Have a small bowl of water nearby to help form the pucks, using
the water to smooth any cracks as you go. Let rest another couple minutes to let the surface moisture
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat a large cast iron pan to medium heat.
Rub both of the flat sides of each formed arepa dough with vegetable oil and place in preheated pan, making
sure to gently press down on each arepa in the pan. Let the arepa cook till medium brown then flip and
repeat, each side should take approximately 5 minutes. Once both sides are browned, place in the oven for
15 minutes to fully cook.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Using a sharp knife, cut the arepa in half
horizontally. Fill the arepa with your favourite fillings, there a few ideas below to get you started.
Arepa Bar Filling Ideas
Folded Omelette with herbs
Your favourite cheese
Chicken or Tuna Salad
Your favorite Jam
Grilled / Braised Meats
Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs