How to Make Farinata—Italy’s Savory Chickpea Pancake
Start with Fresh Pantry Ingredients
Two other pantry ingredients are key to the batter: extra-virgin olive oil—use a robust Mediterranean style for peppery richness—and dried herbs. Thyme and oregano retain plenty of their aroma when dried, so I often rely on them even in the summer. Take note that olive oil should be stored in a cool dry place for no longer than 2 years and dried herbs for no longer than 6 months.
Make the Batter in Advance
The batter can be stored at room temperature for up to 12 hours, so consider mixing it before work in the morning for a quick and easy dinner.
Keep the Summer Squash Chunky
Preheat Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Preheat the Oil
Swirl the Batter to an Even Layer
Roast the Vegetables as the Farinata Bakes
Unmold the Farinata
Top the Farinata