September 1, 2012  •  Category:



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


  1. Mix the flour, water, salt, pepper  and olive oil till the batter is smooth. Set aside for about 30 minutes. 
  2. 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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  1. serena says:

    Hello!!!! I ve been in Nice years ago but I ve never tried Socca .. 🙁 so, thanks for sharing!

  2. 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!

  3. Kalyn says:

    I love to make this, but how I wish I could go there and make the real thing!

  4. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I love these pancakes!! So many ways to eat this.

  5. Erica says:

    Those pancakes look delicious…I would love a dozen of those!

  6. Elena says:

    So interesting use of chickpea flour! I have never seen /taste such dish!

  7. 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.

  8. Angie@Angiesrecipes says:

    Chickpea pancakes….must be very tasty!

  9. Nadia says:

    This looks lovely! Is their any particular dish socca is supposed to be eaten with?

    • Joumana says:

      @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.

  10. Marina says:

    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 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. domi says:

    En plus je viens juste de voir un reportage sur Nice et la socca sur la chaîne voyage…un délicieux reportage

  13. 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!)

  14. Julie says:

    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 🙂

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