Socca - Nytimes.Com - Minimalist Recipe

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Makes 4 servings



THERE are few better ways to greet guests than with socca, the chickpea "pizza" from Nice. It's dead easy, impressive, new to even many sophisticated eaters and conveys a sense of your own competence l ike nothing else. Known as farinata across the border in Liguria, this is essentially a large pancake made from chickpea flour, water, olive oil and a lot of black pepper. Bakers in Genoa often add onion and rosemary. But its main attractions are these: The batter is quicker to put together than pancake batter; it can rest for an hour or even half a day, or not; it is baked in a normal oven, finished in a broiler and done in about 20 minutes; it's served hot or warm, to be eaten with the fingers. And it's irresistible. Alternate: http://www.luculliandelights.com/2009/03/chickpea-farinata-with-tomatoes-onion.html

Recipe Ingredients for Socca - nytimes.com - minimalist

1 cup chickpea flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon, at least, ground black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large onion, thinly sliced, optional
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, optional

Recipe Directions for Socca - nytimes.com - minimalist

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Put a well-seasoned or nonstick 12-inch pizza pan or cast-iron skillet in oven.

  3. Sift chickpea flour into a bowl; add salt and pepper; then slowly add 1 cup lukewarm water, whisking to eliminate lumps.

  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cover, and let sit while oven heats, or as long as 12 hours. Batter should be about the consistency of heavy cream.

  5. If using onion and rosemary, stir them into batter. Pour 2 tablespoons oil into heated pan, and swirl to cover pan evenly.

  6. Pour in batter, and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until pancake is firm and edges set. Heat broiler, and brush top of socca with 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil if it looks dry.

  7. Set socca a few inches away from broiler for a few minutes, just long enough to brown it spottily. Cut it into wedges, and serve hot, or at least warm.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 85.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
314
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.7g
26%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
595mg
25%
Potassium
474mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
33.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
9.4g
38%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
9.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 7% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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