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| Cuisine of Venezuela

Cachapas are traditionally made with fresh corn, and are a summer favorite, but this easy recipe uses canned cream corn, pancake mix and whatever cheese you have on hand. Try this simple appetizer for a taste of Venezuela whenever you like.



  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. The mix should become thick and heavy. If not, add more corn.
  2. Shape the mix into small pancakes approximately 1/2 inch thick and about 5 inches in diameter. Let them cook on medium heat for about one minute on each side, or until small bubbles form on the top.
  3. Pancakes should be served hot, and may be accompanied with cheese (feta cheese is one option, Mexican white cheese "Cotija", Venezuelan or Columbian "Queso Blanco", where available).