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Cheddar Olive Arapas

Cheddar Olive ArapasRecipe courtesy of California Ripe Olives.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup fine ground yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup California Ripe Olives, sliced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon light olive oil

Your favorite salsa for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, California Ripe Olives, cheddar cheese, green onions and salt. Add melted butter and stir in water, until evenly mixed. Set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into 8 (2-ounce) portions and form into 2 1/2-inch wide discs.
  3. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Fry cakes for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until golden.
  4. Serve topped with salsa, if desired.

Makes 8 arapas.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Ripe Olives.