Community Cocina: Cachapas
On Thursday, August 15th, QLatinx's Community Cocina program visited Venezuela and prepared delicious and gooey Cachapas! Cachapas are an integral part of Venezuela’s culinary history, with origins rooted before western colonization. Cachapas are traditionally eaten with queso de mano, but they can be evolved to including some kinds of cheese, milk cream, or jam.
Recipe can be found below:
2 (15.25 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup masa harina
2 teaspoon white sugar
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cachapas Preparation Instructions
Blend corn, milk, egg, masa harina, sugar, and salt together in a blender until the mixture has the consistency of pancake batter.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add batter to the heated skillet and form the size of small discs, 4 to 5 inches around.
Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
Repeat with remaining.
Garnish with queso de mano, cilantro, your choice of protein, and/or jam.
Thank you to those who attended another Community Concina event! We were able to enjoy
cooking this delicious dish from Venezuela, see you at the next Community Cocina! Also, a special thank you to our partners Breaking Bread with Mira, Inc and the Orlando United Assistance Center.