It's funny what some arepa flour, cream cheese and chopped cilantro can do to your usual bacon-and-egg dish. (Did we say funny? We meant delicious!)
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2-1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp. salt
2 cups white cornmeal (arepa flour)
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 KRAFT Singles
12 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked
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Let's Make It
Mix water and salt in large bowl. Gradually stir in cornmeal. Add cream cheese and cilantro; mix well. Let stand 5 min.
Divide dough into 6 equal pieces; shape each into ball. Flatten each ball into 5-inch patty, rounding edge with a little water, if necessary.
Heat griddle to medium-high heat. Add patties (arepas); cook 10 to 12 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Meanwhile, cook eggs until set, stirring occasionally.
Cut arepas horizontally in half; fill with eggs, Singles and bacon.
Balance out this egg and bacon dish with a serving of colorful mixed fresh berries.
To talk about arepas is to talk about Venezuela. Arepas are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at any Venezuelan table, usually plain with butter and Apure (Venezuelan cheese). They can be grilled, fried or boiled. Arepa dough can also be used to make other Venezuelan delicacies, such as empanadas and hallacas (Venezuelan tamales).
Prepare and shape dough as directed. Cook patties (arepas) on griddle on medium-high heat 5 min. on each side; place in single layer on foil-covered baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 12 to 15 min. or until done. Split and fill arepas as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.