Green Chili Cheese Gluten Free Arepa Recipe
3/4 cup yellow PAN pre-cooked masa harina
1/3 cup grated organic white cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup boiling water
1 4 oz. can roasted green chilies, drained
Combine Pan masa harina with cheese, 1 tbsp. butter, and salt. Slowly add in enough boiling water to make a batter and then stir in your drained green chilies. Knead the dough a little or stir it so that it is thoroughly combined and then let it rest for a few minutes.
Shape balls of the dough into little patties in your hand, making sure there aren’t any cracks around the edges, and place them on a plate.
Heat griddle or large skillet over medium heat with some of remaining melted butter. Working in batches, place patties on the skillet and cook until golden brown and cooked through, turning after about 3-5 minutes. Some people then serve them right away.
Others brown them on a skillet, but then place them on a baking sheet and bake at high heat (the highest your oven will go) for between 10-20 minutes, or until the arepa sounds hollow when you tap it.