On a prior post I described how to make arepas using a tosti-arepa, so this time I thought I would show you how to make arepas “a la plancha”, which basically means cooking something on a warm metal plank or griddle over a fire or stove. This was my first breakfast during my most recent visit to Venezuela made lovingly by my cousin-aunt Maritza. She starts off with the same instructions provided here for making the dough. She then takes a small amount of dough in her hands and forms it into a round ball, proceeding to flatten it with the palms of her hands. Then she places the arepas on a preheated griddle or “plancha”, letting them cook for a few minutes on each side until a crust is formed. She places a lid on top to finish off the cooking process, just for a few minutes on each side.