by Leah Halmagyi


  • 2 cups arepa flour
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2½ cups cold water
  • vegetable oil, to fry
  • pulled pork, black beans and slaw, to serve


1 Mix the arepa flour and salt in a large bowl, then stir in the olive oil. Add the water and mix thoroughly until smooth. Form into ½ cup pieces and flatten into discs. Fry in hot vegetable oil for 5 minutes, turning several times, until golden. Drain, then split and serve with pulled pork, black beans and dry slaw.

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