Rich Skordalia with Saffron

Skordalia is a delicious Greek-style potato dip flavoured with lots of garlic and lemon juice. In France it is also known as aïoli, and it is served as a cold sauce alongside fish or meat and as a dip with crunchy vegetables.

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There is a lot to discuss about how to make this traditional recipe, but as always, we like to give it our own twist, and add saffron to the potatoes while boiling together with the garlic. Boiling the garlic will make the taste milder and cooked garlic digests easier. The saffron adds extra flavour and colour.


Traditionally, the Greek Skordalia dip or sauce is made with a mortar and pestle but using a blender facilitates the job, doesn’t require lots of muscle effort, and the emulsion forms more easily. Adding olive oil gradually will thicken the sauce in a similar way as making a mayonnaise.

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Skordalia with Saffron

Skordalia is a delicious Greek-style potato dip flavoured with lots of garlic and lemon juice.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dips & Dressings, sauces
Cuisine French, Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 447 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Saucepan
Small food processor braun
Mortar and pestle

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potato with the garlic and saffron in salted water for 15 minutes until soft.
    skordalia ingredients boiling
  • Drain the water, then blend the cooked potato and garlic with the mustard and egg yolk in a food processor.
    skordalia ingredients
  • Add the olive oil gradually until the mixture thickens.
    skordalia finishing with lemon
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
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Notes

  • To mix up flavours, substitute the saffron with fresh basil leaves or spices.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 50gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword garlic, potatoes, saffron
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