Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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Skordalia is a traditional Greek sauce to accompany vegetables or cooked fish. It is essentially glorified mashed potatoes enriched with garlic and olive oil but minus butter and cream. I like it thicker than it is traditionally made and often serve it as a potato dish with grilled fish sauced with tomato and seasoned with oregano or dill, or with fish baked on a bed of onions and tomatoes. Occasionally I like to add a texture and another flavor component, such as the sweetness of toasted a