1 C PAN
1 C water (lukewarm)
1/2 t salt (kosher) optional
Cooking spray or butter
Add the PAN flour to a mixing bowl then dissolve the salt in the water and add to the flour. Mix until combined then knead the dough. Next pull off some dough and make a ball (about 2-2 1/2 inches) then flatten the ball to about 1/2 inch thickness. Spray the cast iron pan with cooking spray and brown the arepa on each side on medium low (takes about 5 minutes) you can flip them as they brown, then put them in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes. When they puff a little they're done. Split the arepas in half and add cold cuts and sandwich toppings.
Recipe Sources: My friend Keyla (Gracias!), and also the Venezuelan Arepas recipe from the Venezuelan Cooking blog.
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