Best Skordalia

    40 min

    Freshly mashed potatoes are blended with garlic, vinegar, olive oil and salt to make this traditional Greek garlic spread. Serve as a side dish or with pitta bread.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 5 tablespoons vinegar
    • 350ml olive oil
    • salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to the saucepan.
    2. Mash together the potatoes, garlic, vinegar and olive oil with a potato masher or a large fork. Continue mixing until all ingredients are well blended. Season with salt to taste. This sauce can be served chilled or at room temperature.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Substitute breadcrumbs for potatoes for an alternative  -  17 May 2011


    I was researching the Mediterranean Diet and was looking for some inspiration, this was a very tasty first start. I did feel it was a little bland on it's own and my husband asked what made it different than mashed potatoes? So after boiling 5 small Yukon potatoes in heavily salted water, I pureed in garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, and plenty of good olive oil. We enjoyed it spread on a crusty baguette slices with a nice dry red wine. I also spread leftovers on toast this morning - delish!  -  19 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    nice and simple, thx. just like mother used to make and serve with battered cod filets. i was wondering if we could speed things up by using a good quality mash potatoes mix instead.  -  30 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)