Arepas with Cracklings / Arepas de Chicharrón

World of Flavors Arepas with Cracklings / Arepas de Chicharrón

For this I used yellow masarepa.


Salt To Taste
Water 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Masarepa meal 3 Cup (48 tbs) (yellow corn meal)
Chicharr n 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lard 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. In a large bowl add in water, salt, masarepa and chicharrón. Mix all the ingredients with hands. Leave the dough for few minutes to hydrate.

2. Make the patties with the hands, as shown in the video.

3. In a wok heat the lard till smoking point and add in the patties. Cook for 5 minutes and repeat the process with rest of the patties.


4. Serve Arepas with Cracklings with juice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 472Calories from Fat 31

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 106 mg4.42%

Total Carbohydrates 94 g31.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet