|Socca from Vieux Nice|
Dorie tells us that Socca is a snack food sold by venders in the south of France. She also says, it makes a nice “nibble” to have with drinks. For me and my hubby, it was a lovely afternoon snack on the back deck with a glass of ice tea. We had spent the morning painting a bathroom, and were ready for a break. All I can say is, this was unusually delicious! Or, maybe I should say it was unusual and delicious!
The baking process was a bit different. This is baked in a pizza pan or two cake pans. The consistency of the batter is similar to a crepe batter. About 20 minutes before baking, position your oven rack in the upper third of the oven and place your pan on the rack. Pre-heat your oven to 500º. When the pan is hot, remove it very carefully from the oven, and add two tablespoons of olive oil, then put the pan back into the oven for a few more minutes. Then, again, very carefully, pour the batter into the hot oiled pan, trying to make it as even as possible. The oil is very hot and will sizzle when you drop in the batter. Now bake for 5 minutes and then turn on your broiler to brown the top. Dorie says it should be slightly burned when you take it out. I could have browned mine a little more, but it was wonderful just the way it was. This was an unexpected keeper! Not only did I enjoy it, but so did Bill!! He never stops surprising me! Happy Friday everyone!
The recipe can be found here on Google Books. To see what the others have come up with for French Fridays, check it out here.
|The batter is loose and crepe like|
|Batter poured into the hot pan|
|Dorie says it should be slightly burned…I probably could have left mine in a bit longer|
|This was unusual, but very delicious!!|
|The flavor of the rosemary was very nice|