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Cachapa con queso de mano by enrilemoine
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Cachapas with queso de mano

Cachapas are gluten-free corncakes, rustic pancakes perfect for breakfast or brunch. Serve them with gooey queso de mano for a heavenly experience.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: cachapas, cachapas from Venezuela, cachapas recipe, cachapas with cheese, cachapas with cheese recipe, cachapas with queso de mano, how to make cachapas, how to make Venezuelan cachapas, Venezuelan cachapas, Venezuelan cachapas recipe, Venezuelan corn pancakes
Calories: 1225kcal
Author: Enri


  • 4 cups of fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears of corn)
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream (I used Cacique Crema Mexicana)
  • 1/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of arepa flour (I used Harina P.A.N.)
  • Butter
  • 2 8-ounce disk of queso de mano


  • Save 4 tablespoons of corn kernels.
  • Put the rest of the ingredients, except for butter and cheese, in a blender and blend until a thick paste forms.
  • Add the rest of the corn kernels and stir. Press to liquefy for a few seconds so that you can feel the kernels when eating the cachapa.
  • Let stand for about 5 minutes for the mixture to thicken.
  • Preheat a frying pan, budare or comal over medium heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add some butter to grease it.
  • Make each cachapa using 1/3 cup of the mixture at a time, and making a circle of about 4 inches.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip with a spatula. Cook for 3 more minutes until the cachapas are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with butter and cheese: place a cachapa, cover it the cheese, and then top with another cachapa.



You can serve your cachapas with Guayan├ęs cheese or fresh white cheese slices, mozzarella, ham and cheese.


Serving: 2cachapas | Calories: 1225kcal | Carbohydrates: 178g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1342mg | Potassium: 2001mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 3026IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 4mg