I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
The one thing I love about being a food blogger is the opportunity to make so many delicious recipes and being challenged to make some I have never made before. I have been working with P.A.N. Cornmeal for the last few months and this week they challenge me to make Arepa’s. What I love about these little corn cakes is there is only 3 ingredients in them and they are gluten free.
I decided to make this traditional Venezuelan recipe into a breakfast sandwich with a little southern flair to it. P.A.N. Cornmeal, a staple ingredient already in most Venezuelan homes, is making its debut in the U.S. and it is a must try! It is by far my favorite Corn Meal I have ever cooked with.
I made some of the breakfast sandwiches with gravy and some without. If you do them without the gravy they are still delicious! But life is to short to skip the gravy.
3 cups P.A.N. Cornmeal
3¼ cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. First get your water and salt in a large bowl and stir salt until . Then add the cornmeal.
Mix all 3 together.
Knead the mixture until there are no lumps. Allow the dough to sit for about 5 minutes while you warm up a skillet with 1-2 T of oil.
Roll out the cakes into circles and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
So bake these about 20 moniutes.
While these are baking, it’s time for some homemade gravy! You won’t believe how easy gravy is to make.
First melt 2-3 T of butter.
Add 2-3 T of flour. It will really start clumping together, but don’t worry this is what it’s supposed to do.
Next add a cup of milk and keep stirring! It will be really thin and all of a sudden start thickening up. Add pepper to taste. If it’s to thick, add more milk.
Once the arepa’s are done baking, put them on a cookie sheet.
While they are cooling off, fry an egg or two. Depending how many sandwiches you are assembling, fry as many eggs.
To assemble these breakfast sandwich’s, put an arepa on the bottom, add some ham, cheese, fried egg, and top with another apera and top with some of your homemade gravy.
And for a wide variety of recipes that you can use this P.A.N. cornmeal in, head over to their Tumbler.