Spiced Cheesy Arepas
1 cup finely ground cornmeal
2 tbsp butter
1 cup skim milk
4 tbsp iSpice World FlavorsTM Latin Seasoning
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & finely chopped
4 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
Step 1: Pour milk into a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until just hot but not boiling. Stir butter into milk.
Step 2: Combine milk, cornmeal, cheese, corn, jalapeno, iSpice World FlavorsTM Latin Seasoning, green onions and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Mix until a thick batter is formed. Cover and let stand 20 minutes.
Step 3: Divide the dough into 12 balls, greasing your hands so the dough doesn�t stick. Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch-thick disks and rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
Step 5: Fry the arepas 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown.