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Socca (Chickpea Flour Pancakes) with Fried Eggs & Spinach

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 6, 2011 at 9:49pm

chickpea flour pancake fried egg socca

Somehow on my trip to Provence this summer I completely missed socca, or chickpea flour pancakes. I’m a little bit obsessed with them at the moment, hot off the griddle, topped with nothing more than a grind of black pepper. That’s how they’re served in Provence, as a snack, wrapped in paper, meant to be washed down with ice-cold rosé.


But they make terrific breakfast/brunch food as well, served as a savory pancake topped with a fried egg and garlicky spinach. Last year I posted a recipe for just one pancake as the perfect base for a fast lunch of leftovers. I declare that a crispy, savory pancake can transform any ho hum leftovers into something sublime.

And then, if you’re home late from a holiday party, craving a new twist on grilled cheese, do this: Smear two pancakes with harissa, press haloumi cheese into the middle, and griddle for a few minutes to warm through. Seriously the most perfect after-celebration food ever.

Recipe for Socca (Chickpea Flour Pancakes) with Fried Eggs & Spinach at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on December 7, 2011 at 10:22AM

    Thank you! I really love them plain hot off the griddle. But yes, I agree, anything is better with an egg... If you have extras, they can be wrapped and refrigerated...then make the grilled cheese sandwiches the next day :)

  2. By la domestique on December 7, 2011 at 8:58AM

    I've never tried socca but these pancakes with spinach and egg look so good! However, if you put an egg on it, I'm probably going to be into it. :) Love the harissa+halloumi version too.