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How to Make Homemade Arepas in Pictures

Photos by John Linn
Holy arepas, Batman!

The Colombian snack arepas are great street food fare. But they're also easy to make at home. All it takes is a griddle, some masa, and a little love. To prove how simple they are, I made a batch of nontraditional arepas stuffed with mashed black beans and a mixture of cheeses, then sauced the cheesy, gooey discs with fresh homemade salsa. And I took pictures of the process from start to finish. The whole thing took about 25 minutes and was easily as good as a Dolphins Stadium cart arepa (only, you know, at home). Just follow these pictorial instructions to find your way to arepa Friday.

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