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~ hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo
In Colombia and Venezuela there are Arepas.
A typical food of those countries I developed a taste for
these Arepas. Made with a white corn flour, very simple to do,
just mix with water, and pat into a patty about the size
of a hamburger and fry in skillet. The special flour is has a nice
taste. This is the simple version, and people then proceed to mix
in anything they wish. Cheese, meat, or spices, etc. to create
their personal Arepa.
I soon found that the flour or HARINA is difficult to buy outside
of Colombia or Venezuela. You can buy it, but you must search
around a lot.
So I have developed the
AREPA ala hobo
Before you say HOW BORING let me tell you why.
Late at night, in those concrete rooms we love so much, reading
my favorite Tom Clancy book of the day.
I get hungry
The town has closed down, the sidewalks are rolled up, and
the steel gates are down over the window.
BUT... I have my electric hot plate
I do not have EGGS.
I do not have MEAT
I do not have Peanut Butter and Bread
I DO have my STAPLES
STAPLE FOODS: A basic dietary item.
Food I carry all the time in my backpack.
Things that do not spoil, rot, or smash, Things that
are OK in the bottom of a bus. Things that survive a good throw
by a taxi driver.
Flour or Harina in Spanish,
Sugar, and spices and everything nice.
AREPA ala hobo
1 cup flour. (Wheat, Corn, or Oatmeal)
1/2 cup sugar
Mix with water till moist, and able to make into
Fry in small skillet on electric hot plate.
Cook till burned or brown and hopefully at very slow heat to
dry out the water.
Sprinkle with sugar, and eat.
Cost: 10 cents USA ,10
If available to borrow, or buy.
Use Oatmeal, instead of flour.
or just experiment
Less sugar, and add cheese.
If in Colombia or Venezuela.
Try the normal Arepa.
If you are really having problems, or need help
get the person in the next room, or someone of
the opposite sex to help. I guarantee it will all
workout hobo good.
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As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
One mans paradise, is another mans hell
This way we do not all go to the same place.