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Socca

by | Oct 29, 2023 | Food

Traditionally, Socca is a popular snack among fishermen and early morning workers in Nice. Imagine the tantalizing aroma of chickpea fritters cooking in a traditional wood-fired oven. The result? Crispy on the outside, yet soft and flavorful on the inside. It is a traditional dish that people on the French Riviera have passed down through many generations, and it is a shining example of how good cuisine can be prepared simply.

Now, if you want to make Socca at home, it’s surprisingly easy.

Ingredients Socca

1 cup chickpea flour

1 cup water

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

Optional toppings: black pepper, grated cheese, fresh herbs

How to make Socca

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.

Preheat your oven to 230°C (450°F) and place a cast-iron skillet or ovenproof pan inside to heat up.

Once the skillet is hot, carefully remove it from the oven and add a drizzle of olive oil to coat the bottom. Pour the batter into the skillet, spreading it evenly to cover the surface.

Place the skillet back in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the Socca is set and the edges are golden brown.

Remove the Socca from the oven and let it cool slightly. Cut it into wedges or squares.

Serving Socca

Serve the Socca warm, either plain or with your preferred toppings. Sprinkle some black pepper, grated cheese, or fresh herbs for extra flavour. Enjoy your homemade Socca as an appetizer, snack, or even as a main course alongside a fresh salad.

Josh
Josh

Salut, I’m Josh! I love skateboarding, cooking, photography and learning – even though I was a terrible student back in the days. Moved to France with Robin in 2018 and we have together been working in marketing for over a decade.

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