Almond-Potato Skordalia

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Skordalia is a garlicky Greek condiment that is often paired with fried salted cod but also goes well with roast beets.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ cup chopped blanched almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions

  • Place the potatoes, ½ teaspoon of salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes by 1" in a medium pot over high heat. Cover the pot, and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and cook the potatoes for 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain the potatoes. Let them cool. As soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel the skins off with the back of a knife. Cut the potatoes into quarters, and set them aside.
  • Put the garlic, almonds, remaining salt, and vinegar in a mortar. Using the pestle, mash the ingredients into a paste. Add the potatoes to the mortar. Mash the potatoes into the mixture. Stir the remaining oil into the potato mash. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ cup chopped blanched almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions

  • Place the potatoes, ½ teaspoon of salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes by 1" in a medium pot over high heat. Cover the pot, and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and cook the potatoes for 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain the potatoes. Let them cool. As soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel the skins off with the back of a knife. Cut the potatoes into quarters, and set them aside.
  • Put the garlic, almonds, remaining salt, and vinegar in a mortar. Using the pestle, mash the ingredients into a paste. Add the potatoes to the mortar. Mash the potatoes into the mixture. Stir the remaining oil into the potato mash. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories50
Total Fat2.5g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium150mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein1g