Venezuelan Cachapas

Patricia Gonzalez

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A Venezuelan Cachapa is a pancake-like, grilled, traditional Venezuelan food that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is usually served with "queso de mano" or a soft, creamy cheese (not sharp), and topped with a dollop of Venezuelan Nata or Mexican Sour Cream.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1 can(s)
sweet corn cream style (14 fl. oz can)
3/4 c
pancake mix
1/4 c
yellow cornmeal
1
egg
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 c
mexican or salvadorian sour cream or venezuelan nata

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all of the ingredients together in the same order as listed. You can do it by hand or you can use a blender to reduce the corn kernels as much as possible. Let the mix rest for about 5 minutes while is thickens.
2
Heat up a griddle on medium high until water dances on the surface (put a couple of drops of water on the griddle and they should dance across the griddle). With a ladle, add the mix on the griddle as if making pancakes. Flip the carefully as they tend to break easily. They should turn golden brown when they are ready.
3
Enjoy them by folding them with a piece of cheese inside. Generally, the cheese used is called Queso de Mano, but if you cannot find it, you can try a slice of Mexican Queso Fresco, or a soft and creamy cheese (not sharp), and as a last resort, Feta cheese. Top up with a dollop of Mexican Sour Cream (Crema Mexicana) or Salvarodian Sour Cream (Crema SalvaroneƱa).
4
You can place the finish product (without the cream) in a warm oven to help the cheese melt quicker. Enjoy them while they are still warm.

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