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Chickpea Flour Flatbread (Socca)
4 10-inch crepes
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Chickpea flatbreads are known as socca in France, or as farinata in Italy. Some versions are thicker than others, but all are made with chickpea flour and olive oil. Ours are thin and get great flavor from the rich browning they attain in the skillet. You can serve socca hot from the pan, but they're also delicious at room temperature. To turn them into a light meal, offer an olive and roasted pepper relish or spinach, grape and feta salad alongside.
grams (1½ cups) chickpea flour
teaspoons kosher salt
01In a large bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, salt and pepper. Pour in half of the water and whisk until smooth. While whisking, slowly pour in the remaining water. Gently whisk in the oil just until incorporated but small beads of oil remain visible.
December 7, 2022
Ties together odds and ends
The base recipe has saved me from takeout so many times when I've realized that I can combine it with leftovers I already have. Leftover veggies and a little bit of cheese? Grate the cheese over after the flip and fold it quesadilla-ish, serve it next to the reheated veg (grilled radicchio doesn't look good left over, but tastes great). Leftover salad? If undressed, do a quick a vinaigrette and put it over the top, but a dressed salad like leftover roasted sunchoke and greens is great as-is. Odds and ends of meat or meatballs? Put that over the top and mix up a little yogurt or tahini sauce. None of those would make it onto the pages of the magazine, but the versatility is unbeatable.
June 9, 2022
Simple and delicious
Such a simple recipe that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Can be made thin or thicker as to pair with a wide range of meats, chesses or veggies. Will become a regular addition for me.
February 3, 2023
Way too much salt and oil. I searched for this recipe in another venue and it only asked for 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of oil. Also let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes. Your recipe is salty and greasy.
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Delish! Don't use a metal spatula on a non-stick though!