Socca – Gluten Free French Crepes

For the third day of BM#37 , under street food across the world , this is my entry from France.
Socca a traditional street food of Nice , is a specialty of southeastern French cuisine. It’s primary ingredients are chickpea flour /Besan and olive oil . After being formed into a flat cake and baked in an oven, often on a cast iron pan more than a meter in diameter, the socca is seasoned generously with pepper and eaten while hot with the fingers. Like our Besan Chilla it’s flavor is quite different because of the addition of herbs and olive oil. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

Recipe source :Here

1 cup chickpea flour/besan
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon Herbs Mix (Rosemary , basil , oregano)
1 teaspoon chilly flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Olive oil for shallow frying

In a bowl, mix together chickpea flour, herbs , chilly flakes , water and oil. Mix together well with a whisk, cover with a towel and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Heat a frying pan or non stick griddle , drizzle some olive oil over it and scoop about a quarter of a cup into a hot pan . Fry until the center of the socca is done, flip and fry the other side.

Cut into pieces and serve warm with olives and cheese.

Serve-4. Cooking time-15 to 20 minutes

Note: The best way to make the socca is in the oven .

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

13 comments on “Socca – Gluten Free French Crepes”

  1. Harini M says:

    Looks interesting,new recipe

  2. Usha says:

    Flavorful crepe with all those herbs that went into it. Yum!

  3. wow that a very very new recipe similar to chilla but with continental flavoring right 🙂 looks yumm !!

  4. Delicious and crispy looking crepes.

  5. So nice to see ur international cuisine……..The crepes are so tempting and delicious…..

  6. Srivalli says:

    When I had read this recipe I was thinking how similar it is to our chellas..very nicely done..

  7. Good one. A coincidence..I was just reading up on Socca this morning!!

  8. Pavani N says:

    Very interesting dish. Looks like a perfect snack.

  9. socca is a nice term…lovely recipe

  10. I saw Giada de Laurentiis do this but in Italy they eat it as an outer covering for stuffing – just like Indian dosa. Did not know they eat it in France also. In fact, I made the Italian version. It is in my drafts to be posted later.

  11. Love this series to see all the wonderful new dishes! So much similarities between all the cuisines!

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