Place everything in one bowl and mix with your fingertips. Mix dough should be soft, but should be able to be formed without sticking to hands. Divide into 4 equal portions. Form each into a 3 ½” disc, almost ½” thick.
Pan fry in enough canola oil to come halfway up the sides of each arepa, about ¼”. Insure the oil is heated to 350°f. An electric fry ing pan works well for this. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until very golden. Drain on paper towels. Let cool for 2 minutes and split in half horizonally like an English muffin. Fill with the suggested fillings below. Makes 4 sandwiches.