Panisse of Marseille (Chickpea Pancake)


Panisse of Marseille (Chickpea Pancake or Fritters)

Discover the Panisse of Marseille recipe is a savory chickpea pancake from Marseille. Usually served in round disk form but you can really cut them anyway you like. It's best served as an aperitif.
Servings 15
Total Time 1 hour


  • ½ Liters(2 1/8 cups) Water
  • to the taste Salt and Pepper
  • 125 Grams(4 OZ) Chickpea Flour
  • 30 Grams(1 oz) Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Oil for frying


    • Whisk half of your cold water with the chickpea flour, strain in a large bowl
    • Bring the other half of the water to a boil with salt and water, then, not on the stove, add the chickpea flour mix and whisk energetically.
    • Put it back on the stove on low heat and cook the Panisse for 5 minutes, whisk very often.
    • Optional: If you wish to add ingredients such as olives, chorizo, or cooked diced vegetables, you can do so at this point – about 3 tbs should be enough.
    • Pour this batter on a baking dish with a spoon of olive oil in the bottom, you should have a thick 1 cm (half an inch) tall dough, cover with plastic film and let cool down in the fridge for at least one hour.
    • Un-mold on a cutting board and remove the plastic. Cut the way you like, big fries, or small round shapes… Fry them in a frying pan with olive oil (or in a fryer)at 170ºC (325ºF) for 3 to 5 minutes, remove on a paper towel and salt and a lot of freshly grounded black pepper, serve hot for Aperitif or as a snack…

    Enjoy with a rosé from Provence


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