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Recetas de Comida Colombiana

Arepas de Choclo con Quesito (Colombian Corn Cakes with Fresh Cheese)

Erica Dinho
4.88 from 66 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 243 kcal


  • 5 cups fresh corn kernels
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter plus more as needed
  • Queso fresco or white cheese to serve


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until a thick batter is just formed.
  • Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet or griddle, over medium heat.
  • Keeping the skillet at medium heat, ladle about ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet, to make an arepa.
  • Cook, until the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook about 2 minutes more on the second side.
  • If you want to finish in the oven: Cook, until the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Place pan into oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly brown.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the skillet as needed. Serve with butter and white cheese on top.


Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 622IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Arepa Colombiana
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