Arepitas de Maiz (Cornmeal Fritters) is a delectable side dish that can also be served as party food and is so easy and quick to make.

– 1 cup cornmeal – ¼ cup milk (whole or skim), + 2 tablespoons – 2 egg (large) – ¾ teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon aniseed – 1½ teaspoon sugar (white, granulated) – 1 cup oil for frying


Step 1:

Mixing ingredients: Mix cornmeal, milk, eggs, salt, aniseed, and sugar. Cover and let it rest in the fridge for an hour (this step is optional, see notes)

Step 2:

Frying: In a frying pan heat the oil over medium heat. Pour the mix one spoonful at a time into pan, making small thick pancakes. Fry and turn till golden brown on both sides.

Step 3:

Serve hot as a side dish, as finger food, or to accompany an afternoon drink (cocoa, coffee, or fruit shake).

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