September 1, 2012 • Category: Mezze/Appetizers
I am in Nice for a few days visiting my friend Anne-Marie and of course I had to have socca. Socca is this fluffy light savory thin pancake made with chickpea flour, water and olive oil and eaten as a street food in the old part of Nice or in the harbor.
Got you a recipe from Martine in Nice for a homemade socca.
- 250 g. of chickpea flour (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 liter of water (1 pint)
- 4 tbsp of olive oil
- dash of salt, black pepper
- Mix the flour, water, salt, pepper and olive oil till the batter is smooth. Set aside for about 30 minutes.
- Grease a large skillet and heat for a few minutes; heat the oven till very hot; pour about 1/8 inch of batter all around the skillet and place in the oven under the broiler; bake till top is golden, breaking bubbles that form on the surface. Remove from the oven and serve very hot.
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Hello!!!! I ve been in Nice years ago but I ve never tried Socca .. 🙁 so, thanks for sharing!
On September 2, 2012 at 12:45 am
Alicia (foodycat) says:
I’ve always thought socca sounded interesting but I’ve never tried it. I am amazed that it turns out light even with no raising agent in it!
On September 2, 2012 at 5:31 am
I love to make this, but how I wish I could go there and make the real thing!
On September 2, 2012 at 8:31 am
Belinda @zomppa says:
I love these pancakes!! So many ways to eat this.
On September 2, 2012 at 8:50 am
Those pancakes look delicious…I would love a dozen of those!
On September 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm
So interesting use of chickpea flour! I have never seen /taste such dish!
On September 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm
Banana Wonder says:
Mmm love the socca! Had it at a Tapas restaurant in LA for the first time a few years ago. Thanks for the recipe, must get some chickpea flour.
On September 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Chickpea pancakes….must be very tasty!
On September 4, 2012 at 5:10 am
This looks lovely! Is their any particular dish socca is supposed to be eaten with?
On September 4, 2012 at 11:50 am
@Nadia: I am no expert on Niçois food, I think it is a street food, like Belgian waffles, supposed to be eaten on the go with some rosé wine or beer.
On September 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Je connais bien Nice, j’y ai de la famille proche. La socca, c’est vraiment délicieux, à grignoter sur le Cours Saleya..Bienvenue en France alors 🙂
On September 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm
A Canadian Foodie says:
Been on the street and to the Socca window, but was too full to order… so nice to have this recipe!
On September 8, 2012 at 8:55 am
En plus je viens juste de voir un reportage sur Nice et la socca sur la chaîne voyage…un délicieux reportage
On September 10, 2012 at 10:50 am
Nuts about food says:
I have spent a lot of time in Nice, yet never realized how similar the dialect is to Italian (although I love that peppering of Spanish in it too!)
On September 13, 2012 at 4:21 am
Oh these pictures make me yearn for Nice! I can’t believe I never tried Socca when I was there. I’ll have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing 🙂
On September 14, 2012 at 8:08 am