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socca pizza with potato, goats cheese and rosemary

socca pizza with potato, goats cheese and rosemary

socca is a provincial savory pancake simply made with chickpea flour (also known as gram flour), olive oil, water and salt. which makes it completely vegan and gluten-free and very nutritious. chickpea flour is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. read more about it here.

the first time i tried it was a long time ago in nice, france. a woman and her husband had a line out the front of their stall and were serving up these little crispy, savory treats. the way they are traditionally served in nice is straight out of the wood-fired oven with freshly ground black pepper on top, wrapped in some paper and enjoyed with a glass of rosé! 

here's a recipe for a socca pizza i made myself and mum for lunch the other day! it was so good. i thought i'd share <3


  • a cast iron skillet or pan ( i love using lodge ) - also i found this interesting article about the health benefits of cooking with cast iron


  • 1 cup chickpea flour

  • 1 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 tsp himalayan salt

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 to 6 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 organic potato finely sliced and blanched for about 3 minutes

  • goats cheese

  • fresh rosemary

  • finely sliced red onion

  • anchovies


1 /   add the chickpea flour into a bowl with salt and pepper then slowly add lukewarm water, whisking to eliminate lumps. stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil. cover and let sit for as long as 12 hours but a minimum of 2. the batter should be about the same consistency as heavy cream

2 /   preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius and put your cast iron pan into heat up for about 10 minutes

3 /   remove the pan, add a little butter and olive oil into it and swirl. pour the batter into the pan. bake for about 10 minutes, or until the pancake is firm and the edges set

4 /   remove from oven and add potato, rosemary, goats cheese, onion, anchovies, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper and place back in oven until potato is crisp (about 10-15 minutes).

remove from oven and serve immediately with a crisp glass of rosé!!!! xx


some other ways i'd like to try socca

  • zucchini ribbons, buffalo mozzarella, lemon, thyme and rocket

  • heirloom tomatoes, anchovies, capers, basil and burrata

  • fennel, cream, spinach and basil

  • mushroom, kale, chilli, parmesan and thyme

  • roast eggplant and sundried tomato

  • as a breakfast with avocado and poached egg


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