How to make Colombian egg arepa?

This recipe is very popular on the Colombian coast and is perfect for licking your fingers, here we tell you how to make egg arepa.

The egg arepa requires certain tricks for its preparation, but if you follow this step by step to the letter you will see that it ends up being a very easy recipe to enjoy at home.

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Recipe to make the egg arepa

The best thing about this recipe is that it does not require much time, in minutes you can enjoy these delicious egg arepas with your loved ones at any time of the day.

Preparation time25 minutesCooking time 10 minutesCategoryEntranceKitchenColombianKeywordsFrying, coastal food, breakfast, snacksFor how many people4 to 6PortionMediumCalories304Fat4.98 g


  • 1 pound of cornmeal
  • 1 liter of oil for frying
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 cups of water

Preparation of the egg arepa recipe

Step 1. Mix

The first thing you should do is mix the flour, butter and water in a bowl until everything is perfectly incorporated. Once you have the mixture ready, let it rest for approximately 10 minutes.

Step 2. Knead

After letting it rest, it is time to knead with the help of your hands until it has a firm consistency. Once you have the dough at the right point, you just have to start making medium balls that you must then flatten with the help of a plate or a board.

Step 3. Fry

Then in a pot you have to put oil to heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough you have to add each arepa alone, that is, you can only fry one by one. It is important that the oil is hot so that the arepa puffs up during cooking.

Step 4. Add

While the arepa is being fried, you have to put the egg in a bowl, taking care that the yolk does not break. Then very carefully you have to make an opening on one side of the already fried arepa and just at that moment you have to introduce the egg and close again with a little dough. Then submerge the arepa again in the pot with oil so that the egg is cooked.

Step 5. Enjoy

Now it is time to enjoy these delicious egg arepas, you must remove the oil and remove the excess fat with kitchen towels. Serve them accompanied by a good chocolate, as a snack or to delight your family and friends. They will love them!

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