How to Make Farinata—Italy’s Savory Chickpea Pancake

By Kat Craddock

Published on July 29, 2020

Farinatas are most often served plain, either as a starter at restaurants or a snack at outdoor markets, but the rich, faintly chewy pastry also makes an excellent base for a vegetable tart. While the pancake bakes to a thin, crispy layer in a hot cast-iron skillet, I like to roast a sheet pan of fresh summer produce at the same time—there’s plenty of room in the oven for both. Here's our step-by-step guide to making it at home

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