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Greek   -   Batzaria Salata (Beet Salad)   adapted from unknown

  • 12 Beets (or more) -- med. size
  • Oil (Optional)
  • Vinegar (Optional) Or
  • Skordalia (Garlic) Sauce
  • -----Skordalia Sauce-----
  • 1 Head Of Garlic
  • 3/4 Pound Potatoes, Boiled -- peeled
  • 2 Cups Oil (or more)
  • 1/3 Cup Vinegar
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
Directions Select fresh tender beets and cut off the tops and roots. Wash the beets, without removing the skins, and boil in a large pot with ample water. Meanwhile, clean the beet greens with the stems; add to the pot after the beets have cooked 30 min. When beets are tender, remove and strain the liquid. Peel the beets and cut them into round slices; chop up the greens.
Mound greens in center of a platter and surround them with the beet slices. Pour oil and vinegar over all, and serve. or serve with Skordalia (garlic) Sauce.
Serve hot or cold.
SKORDALIA SAUCE: Clean garlic and mash it completely (you may use food processor). Mash in potatoes, one by one, until you have a thick paste (the more potatoes you use, the more sauce you get--but less potent). Alternately add the oil and vinegar, beating constantly. If the sauce is too thick for your taste, add a little water or fish or chicken stock. NO LUMPS IN THIS SAUCE, P-L-E-A-S-E !!
NOTE: Many people like to add almonds or walnuts to skordalia. These are mashed to a pulp and added to the paste before the potatoes, oil, and vinegar.
Serves 6
Time to Make 0:00

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