Skordalia

Skordalia

By
From
The Islands of Greece
Serves
4 as a side dish
Photographer
Steven Joyce

Skordalia is a very garlicky sauce that is often served alongside salt cod dishes. It can be made with bread, rather than potatoes as it is here, and sometimes doesn’t contain almonds. The one constant though, is the garlic. My friend Gina, from Milos, recommends eating coffee grounds to get rid of the taste, and says it is a dish that either everyone at dinner must eat, or no one!

Don’t be tempted to use a food processor or blender to mash the potato, as it will become gluey and inedible. A potato ricer is the best tool.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g floury potatoes
1 slice day-old bread, crusts removed
a little milk
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste
2 tablespoons ground almonds
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into roughly equal chunks and cook in boiling water until soft; 15–20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, soak the bread in a little milk. When it is soft, squeeze out the liquid and discard the milk.
  3. Drain the potatoes and immediately mash really, really thoroughly (ideally using a ricer). Add the olive oil, soaked bread, garlic and ground almonds and mix vigorously until really smooth. Taste and add a little salt and a little lemon juice, gradually, until the taste is just right for you. It should be smooth and silky in texture with a strong garlic flavour.
  4. Serve with salt cod dishes, as a dip on its own or with fried fish.
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