A superfood Dip
This Garlic potato dip, is one of the dishes that really shows that Greek diet is one of the healthiest. We love garlic all right. We eat it a lot. But what’s more important, is that we eat it raw which make its health benefits even stronger .
I remember a friend of my grandfathers, that was the soul of every Greek Glenti (celebration) we had. Dancing on tables and flirting with women (A LOT) and doing all other crazy staff and he was about 70 years old. So I remember one time, that he was sitting with my grandfather, drinking and talking when I saw him take 2-3 cloves of garlic and eat them just like that.
Being only a child I was sitting and staring at him, with my mouth dropped. Couldn’t help but ask him why on earth, was he doing that. He said that’s how you become strong and live long. Today, he is still dancing and talking loud and partying a lot. I think he’s about 80 something now.
Now I don’t say that if you eat raw garlic you’re gonna live til your 100’s (although it may be pretty believable to a child) but it surely is one of the most antibiotic, and good for the heart foods that you can eat.
As for the recipe, its pretty similar to the it aioli sauce. It’s kind of a Greek version of it, that we mostly eat with fried fish. Or as a meze with some ouzo. It’s eaten either warm or cold. It’s equally delicious both ways.