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Skordalia - Garlic-Potato Sauce
From: Bella14Ragazza

A Greek meze to serve with roasted or marinated veggies, fried fish or even pita bread. From the cookbook, "The Best of Casual Mediterranean Cooking - Taverna" by Joyce Goldstein.

SERVES 6 , 2 1/4 cups

  • 3/4 cup almonds (optional) or walnuts, blanched (optional)
  • 1 lb potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • pepper

If using the nuts, preheat the oven to 350°F Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven until toasted and fragrant (8-10 minutes). Remove from the oven, let cool and chop. Set aside.

Meanwhile, bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potato pieces and boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Drain well, return the potatoes to the pan and place over high heat for 1-2 minutes to evaporate the moisture, turning them to prevent scorching.

Remove from the heat and, using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Set aside.

In a mortar, combine the garlic with a little sea salt and mash with a pestle until pureed. You should have about 2 tablespoons of pureed garlic.

Stir the garlic into the potatoes and, using a fork, beat in 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, half of the lemon juice and half of the olive oil. Transfer to a food processor fitted with a the metal blade.

With the motor running, gradually add the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil (and nuts if using.) Season to taste with more vinegar if needed, and salt and pepper.

Transfer to a bowl and serve. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before serving.