French Fridays with Dorie: Socca from vieux Nice

Dorie Greenspan socca from Around my French Table on

It’s Friday! And I’m in France. Finally. If you follow me on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram, you’ll have seen the drama I had trying to get here. Two 12+ hour delays, much sitting around in the airport and at the end of a very long 36 hours, one missing bag. No, I am not a happy camper but since I AM in France, I can’t complain too much, right? Especially when I met up with Jill Colonna from Mad about Macarons for afternoon tea at Carette less than an hour after setting foot in my apartment 🙂 Check out what we had here.

I had planned to write this week’s French Fridays with Dorie entry on the plane. But by the time I finally got on the plane I was so tired that I ended up watching “Les Saveurs du Palais” instead. So it’ll be short and sweet. This week’s recipe was socca on page 51 is basically a thin pancake made with chick peas that is cooked in the oven. Super easy to make.

Socca from Vieux Nice from Around my French Table on

Dorie says to eat this warm from the oven as an apéritif snack with black pepper. Trix made a socca pancake pizza recently that looked wonderful. Me? I served this with Christine Ferber jams.

Socca with preserves for French Fridays with Dorie on

Warm from the oven, this was really tasty. But beware – it needs to be eaten warm. Even 30 minutes out of the oven it wasn’t as good.

Dorie Greenspan's Socca from Around my French Table served with preserves on

Would I make this again? Maybe. Next time I would try to make it much thinner so it was crispy and crunchy, rather than pancake-y. But this was was a pretty nice mid-morning snack, I have to say.

Socca with preserves by Dorie Greenspan on

Next week, I will be a little bit more verbose in my FFWD post. For now, I need to shake this jetlag and get to bed. And hope that my suitcase is on its way (let’s all cross our fingers, shall we?) because my travelling kitchen scale and measuring cups/ spoons are in there.

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15 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Socca from vieux Nice”

  1. Glad to see you are finally settled in – even though you lost a day. Bad Air Canada…. Hope your missing bag shows up soon. I can’t tell you how many times the airline has had to deliver my bags to me a day or two after I arrive – highly annoying.

  2. Hope you recover from your jet lag soon, and my fingers are crossed for your luggage! Your socca looks very nice…I would have never thought to put jam on it. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Beautifully done, Mardi…love that you ate yours with jam 🙂 And I wish I could have had tea with you and Jill! Hope your luggage finds you soon, my friend.

  4. Glad you arrived safely. That French jam looks exquisite! There are so many ways to try the socca. I’m so glad to have discovered a new recipe.

  5. Your socca looks good. I ate mine fresh out of the oven, so I am not sure about what it would be like cold. Hope you are enjoying your travels.

  6. Sorry to hear that getting to France was such an ordeal. But now that you’ve arrived, hopefully you are able to enjoy the rest of your trip. Happy travels!


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