Arepa Chips with Chorizo and Queso Fresco

by Erica Dinho on January 1, 2010


Few things in life give me more joy than eating arepa with fresh cheese for breakfast, so why not make them as an appetizer? Arepa chips topped with queso fresco and Colombian chorizo are delicious and addictive :). I could not stop eating these little things.




(About 12 to 15 Arepa chips)


  1. Combine the cornmeal, warm water, parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp butter and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  2. Knead with your hands for about 3 minutes moistening your hands with water as you work.
  3. Form 4 balls with the dough. Place each ball between 2 plastic bags and using a flat pot cover, flatten to 1/8 inch.
  4. Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough in small rounds
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Place the arepa chips on a serving platter and top each arepa with queso fresco and 1 chorizo slice. Sprinkle cilantro and serve.
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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miriam/The Winter Guest January 1, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Ay madre, qué rico tiene que estar esto… ñam!


2 Sook January 1, 2010 at 2:32 PM

I love dishes like this. It would’ve been perfect for last night’s supper. We made all kinds of appetizers last night. :) Happy New Year, Erica!


3 Chef E January 1, 2010 at 2:42 PM

How delicious Erica! Since I adore chorizo…there is a market near me that has a wide selection of south American and central American cheese, so I need to play!


4 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best January 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM

I like the simplicity of this recipe, and it looks delicious! Happy new year!


5 Erica January 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments!


6 Diana January 1, 2010 at 7:13 PM

What a delicious appetizer or meal for me, lol!! Looks wonderful :) Have a great New Year Erica, I’m so happy to have found your blog and met you! Un besote!!


7 Kim January 1, 2010 at 7:39 PM

I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these either. Sounds great. I bought some chorizo while traveling up north. It was much cheaper up north than here in KY. I can’t wait to use it.


8 rebecca subbiah January 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM

oh looks good happy new year



9 Catherine January 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Dear Erica,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your blog. I love learning about cooking with different flavors.
I will visit again. I hope you will too. Happy and Blessed New Year to you.


10 Gera @ SweetsFoods January 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Perfect appetizer: chorizo, cheese, onto an arepa so yummy :)
Happy New Year to You!




11 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 1, 2010 at 11:39 PM

That looks absolutely delicious Erica! I can taste how good it would be from here! Happy New Year and I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you! :D


12 PIERRE January 2, 2010 at 3:05 AM

nice blog that I discover
I wish you a happy new year to you and your family
I am pierre and based in Paris I am a french foodie so come and visit my blog you are welcome

Cheers from paris


13 DebinHawaii January 2, 2010 at 4:48 AM

What a fun idea to make them appetizer size–they look delicious with the chorizo.


14 Ivy January 2, 2010 at 6:49 AM

These look so good. Hope the New Year brings you and your family health, prosperity and happiness.


15 Joanne January 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM

Interestingly enough, fewer things make me happier than eating arepas. Period. These little corn cake sandwiches sound like heaven! You can’t beat a good arepa.


16 Erica January 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Thank you guys!


17 Simply Life January 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Oh I’ve never had this before but I’d love to enjoy one now!


18 Joan Nova January 2, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Sí, sí…they definitely look addictive!


19 Chris January 2, 2010 at 11:35 AM

So the Columbian chorizo is more like Spanish than Mexican, yes? I am guessing this form the pictures since it looks more like cured meat instead of the bulk sausage.

Great looking appetizer!


20 Erica January 2, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Chris- We have both kinds(dried or fresh chorizo).


21 girlichef January 2, 2010 at 6:37 PM

YUM! I adore this post…and I want to eat my screen (but I bet it wouldn’t taste as good as it looks)!! Delicious…Happy New Year, Erica :)


22 Danielle January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

this sounds fabulous! anything with cheese and chorizo has to be all sorts of good!


23 Oysterculture January 5, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Oh my – this looks amazing and I need to get my hands on some chorizo pronto!


24 Erica January 7, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site :)


25 Stephanie June 28, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I made these appetizers last weekend for my Colombian niece and her husband and they loved them,. Thank you so much.


26 Camila April 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Eso no es Chorizo! [:


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