Along the Mediterranean coast socca is the go-to street food, enjoyed hot, out of hand, while walking around, listening to the the caw of gulls.
While laughing. While smiling at the clouds bumble by.
I shared this treat with my friend who’d recently been to Sicily, where he said he had something similar.
The use of chickpea is remarkably North African and hints at the influence that has floated with the tides across the sea for centuries.
To recreate it at home all you need is a broiler and skillet.