It’s hot hot. It’s so delicious.
How have I not shared this yet? People keep asking me for the recipe. So here you have it folks.
Socca! It’s a major go-to in our home. “What should we have for supper?” “I don’t know…” “…” “Socca?!” “Oh yeah, great idea.” Always! The first time I had socca I was in Nice, France. At the time I didn’t know that is where it originates from. But after doing a little research, I felt very cool that I tried it in it’s birth place. It is a street food. They fry a chickpea flour batter. It’s salty. They serve it with nothing. They just give it to you wrapped up in some paper. And you eat it as you stroll around. It was so fantastic. Think like… If a pancake and a french fry made a baby. Right? You’re into it.
It is super versatile. Sometimes we make a couple different dips and eat it with that. Sometimes we poach eggs and eat them on top, with some greens and a little lemony dressing. Sometimes we use it as a taco shell. Sometimes we use it as a pizza crust. Sometimes we just eat it right out of the pan. Sometimes Brett likes it with peanut butter. I imagine it’s good. Sometimes this, sometimes that. It’s always good.
This time we cooked them like pancakes. Instead of the more traditional broil and flip method. And we ate them with garden tomatoes and garden beets. Drizzle with olive oil. And a zip of lemon juice. If you are in a rush or if you want to make little teeny soccas for your baby and for you, and you want to save a plate in the oven for you baby-daddy/lover/partner/guy I recommend making them like pancakes. Enjoy!
A slight adaptation of Amy Chaplin’s recipe
3 cups chickpea flour
2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 cups filters water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 teaspoons curry powder (or nay)
1. Sift chickpea flour and salt.
2. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of the water, whisk it up until it’s nice and smooth.
3. Add the rest of the water and the olive oil, give it another whisk.
4. Let batter sit for at least 30 minutes.
5. Heat oil in a pan, and cook like pancakes.
6. Serve with whatever you like.
* You’re welcome. You’ll now be singing Fergie Ferg all day, er-day.