Updated: Nov 22, 2019
These cachapas are a traditional Venezuelan fare often sold alongside the road. Similar to arepas, these cachapas are made out of fresh corn dough and can be stuffed with cheese, meat, salsa, and more.
35 ears fresh yellow corn on the cob
2 1/4 cups maza de harina ( corn flour )
salt to taste
Note: App 1 Tbls of corn flour per ear of corn
Makes App. 45 to 55 corn cakes
Cut corn kernels off of cob into a tall pot. Add corn flour and salt. Puree using an immersion blender or tabletop blender, until smooth, but a little chunky. Note: Using a tabletop blender IS possible, but very time consuming. Once corn is pureed, let sit at least 4 hrs or up to overnight. When ready, heat flat top grill to 350 and, by hand, form small balls of corn paste onto the grill spreading with hands until the shape of a pancake. Cook app. 2 mins per side. flipping in between.