Skorthalia - Garlic Sauce (Greek Cookbook)

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Pound garlic with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mortar until smooth.
  • Add mashed potatoes and continue to pound and stir with pestle.
  • Soak bread (crusts removed) in cold water and squeeze dry.
  • Add to potatoes and garlic, pounding and stirring until smooth.
  • Gradually add olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar, stirring vigorously.
  • When smooth and light, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chill in a covered bowl before using.
  • Variation: Replace bread with 1/2 cup ground almonds or walnuts, or use 1-1/2 cups ground almonds or walnuts instead of the potatoes and bread.
  • Blender method:
  • Put all ingredients in jar of blender and blend at moderate speed until ingredients are pulverized.
  • Increase speed for a few seconds until light and smooth.
  • Do not blend too long at high speed for the mixture heats and the oil separates.
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