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Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!

Greek Potato & Garlic Skordalia

Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce!
Course Appetizer, Spread
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups
Calories per serving 1005 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb floury potatoes (450 g)
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • good quality olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the potatoes but don’t peel them. Fill a pan with cold water, add the potatoes and place it over high heat.
  2. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  3. Cook the potatoes until tender and then drain them. Let them cool a bit. Peel the potatoes while still warm and then chop them up into small bits.
  4. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  5. Peel and chop the garlic finely. Add them to a small saucepan together with the bay leaf and half a cup (120 ml) of water.
  6. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  7. Place this over medium heat and gently boil the garlic for 5 to 6 minutes. Then add a little splash of olive oil and a pinch of pepper and salt.
  8. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  9. Take the garlic off the heat and remove the bay leaf. Let it cool a little. Then pour the garlic and water in a high cup and blend it with a stick mixer until you get a milky liquid.
  10. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  11. Add the chopped potatoes back to the pan you boiled them in and mash them up.
  12. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  13. Then little by little pour in the garlic milk and keep on mashing the potatoes more and more.
  14. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  15. You can also use a stick mixer and blend the potatoes into a puree.
  16. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  17. Once you have added all of the garlic milk add a splash of olive oil and a pinch of pepper and salt.
  18. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  19. Stir the skordalia well until it is super smooth and creamy.
  20. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!
  21. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or olive oil to taste if necessary. Scoop the skordalia in a large bowl and serve lukewarm.
  22. Skordalia: a Greek potato and garlic sauce, served as an appetizing dip or spread for bread or... as a side sauce for fried fish!