I had never eaten an arepa before but I recently became obsessed with making them, and boy are they easy, once you have the right flour, pre-cooked cornmeal. Last night I made a tiny batch-- you can basically make however many or few you need since all that goes in them is the flour, boiling water and salt. I got 3 small ones out of 1/2 cup of flour. I fried them on both sides, then put them in the over for 20 minutes. While they finished baking, I made a quick chili from a can of black beans, split the arepas and filled them with the chili-- which came out really good, BTW. Complete success!