Socca. The Authentic Recipe from Nice

Dear fellow travelers,

The inhabitants of Nice are very proud of their origins and culinary treasures. Many dishes are part of the French classics: the salade niçoise (with tuna, olives and eggs), the pan bagnat (a sandwich with tuna, eggs, tomatoes and lettuce) and the pissaladière (a sort of pizza with onions, olives and anchovies). But there is another typical dish that you will find difficult to taste outside this Southern region of France: la socca. It’s an appetizer made of chickpea flour and garnished with fresh black pepper, to taste in the narrow streets of Vieux Nice or while watching the sea on a bench along the Promenade des Anglais.

So here is our recipe! 😋

You’ll need:

  • 250gr of chickpea flour
  • 500ml of cold water
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • black pepper

In a bowl mix the chickpea flour with the cold water, adding it slowly and stirring

energetically with a whisk to avoid clumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn on the oven at 200°/220° and let it heat up. Then add two tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt to the mixture. Take a large oven pan, oil it with the rest of the olive oil and pour the blend. Put it in the upper rack of your oven and let it cook for 2 minutes, then turn on the grill for 5 to 7 minutes to make it brown. Then take it out, garnish with fresh ground pepper and cut it in triangular slices.

Serve it warm with a glass of wine! Enjoy 😋

And go Eat the Road!

 

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