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Subject: potato dip??
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Tracy <karachit[at]bc.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 16:00:51 -0500
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Ok, I admit to subscribing to rec.food.recipes.  I also admit that I 
delete most of the recipes.  I know there has been some discussion about 
the quality of the recipes posted.  Some are ok, some are bad and some 
are really, really bad - like this one. It just doesn't make any sense 
to me at all. What would you wanna dip in that?

Potato Dip

2 small potatoes (boiled)
1 egg
1/2 cup. vegetable oil
3 cloves of garlic
salt

Mix all ingredients together in the food processor until it's smooth.
If it's think it needs it, add more oil.  If it's liquid add more potato.

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From: Felice <friese[at]comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 16:09:14 -0500
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Tracy wrote:
>   Some are ok, some are bad and some are 
> really, really bad - like this one. It just doesn't make any sense to me 
> at all. What would you wanna dip in that?

Potato chips?

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From: Little.Malice[at]g33mail.com (Little Malice)
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 22:34:52 GMT
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One time on Usenet, Felice said:
> Potato chips?

I'm thinking fresh raw veggies myself...
-- 
Jani in WA

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From: sueb <siouxbeeme[at]yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:31:36 -0800 (PST)
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Tracy wrote:
>  What would you wanna dip in that?

It sounds pretty much like an aioli.  The addition of potato is a
sometimes thing with aioli, but it's not unknown.

You could serve it with a crudite assortment.

Susan B.

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From: Bobo Bonobo(R) <CLASSACT[at]brick.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:36:33 -0800 (PST)
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Tracy wrote:
>   Some are ok, some are bad and some are 
> really, really bad - like this one. It just doesn't make any sense to me 
> at all. What would you wanna dip in that?

I'm with you.  Somebody probably just made that up a few minutes
before posting it.

--Bryan

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From: cybercat <cyberpurrs[at]yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 16:50:23 -0500
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Tracy wrote:
>    What would you wanna dip in that?

What are you supposed to dip *in* it?

lol 

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From: Tracy <karachit[at]bc.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:37:29 -0500
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cybercat wrote:
> What are you supposed to dip *in* it?

I know!  It totally grosses me out.  I am not entirely opposed to eating 
uncooked eggs but in a dip?  Yuck.

-Tracy
(who's raw egg consumption usually comes from cookie dough!)

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From: cybercat <cyberpurrs[at]yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 18:07:48 -0500
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Tracy wrote
> I know!  It totally grosses me out.  I am not entirely opposed to eating 
> uncooked eggs but in a dip?  Yuck.

And ....what a horrible thing to do to a potato, when there are so many
nice things to do with them. Hash browns with onions and peppers, mmmm. 

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From: Tracy <tlkarachi[at]gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 06:22:00 -0800 (PST)
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cybercat wrote:
> And ....what a horrible thing to do to a potato, when there are so many
> nice things to do with them. Hash browns with onions and peppers, mmmm.

I didn't think it was possible to screw up a potato.  But I guess I
was wrong.

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From: KevinS <sheehyke[at]aol.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:48:13 -0800 (PST)
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Tracy wrote:
> I know!  It totally grosses me out.  I am not entirely
> opposed to eating uncooked eggs but in a dip? ?Yuck.

Not my kind of thing to eat (mayonnaise based dips), but wouldn't any
dip using homemade mayonnaise include uncooked egg?

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From: Cshenk <rubymaiden[at]cox.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 16:20:06 -0800
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Tracy <wrote
>   Some are ok, some are bad and some are 
> really, really bad - like this one. It just doesn't make any sense to me 
> at all. What would you wanna dip in that?

Umm, not a good one.  Too much oil for starters and no seasoning other than 
chopped garlic is the next one.

Not all the recipes are bad here, but you have a few folks who disabuse 
anyone who posts one, that few post recipes here anymore apparently.

If you want to try the above one, try sour cream in place of the oil and add 
some black pepper.  That woud start a decent base you could add chopped 
chives and other things to.

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From: Julie Bove <juliebove[at]verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 06:59:09 GMT
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Tracy wrote:
>  What would you wanna dip in that?

Um...  Meat? 

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From: MG <who[at]where.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 13:56:28 GMT
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there's a Greek garlic and potato dip which is absolutely more-ish, callede 
skordalia (at least, here in Sth Oz it's called that) :)

one recipe I found on the ABC website is as follows...

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20060101142744/http://www.abc.net.au/brisbane/stories/s1169243.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/brisbane/stories/s1169243.htm</a>

Degree of difficulty: Low
You need:
500g Potatoes - cooked
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/4 cup virgin Olive oil.
2-3 cloves Garlic Mashed.
salt and pepper.

Method:
Mashed the potatoes and add in lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic. Mix them 
all together and season with salt and pepper.
Skordalia can be served warm or at room temperature.
Serving Suggestion: You can use the Skordalia as a hot sauce on Fish and 
veggies or boiled Beetroot, or can be eaten as a dip while watching the 
Olympics.

and another from taste.com.au

Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
15 minutes
Ingredients (serves 8)
4 medium (about 750g) desiree potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
Salt
250ml (1 cup) extra virgin olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
Steamed asparagus, to serve
Red radishes, washed, dried, stems and roots trimmed, quartered, to serve

Method
Cook the potato in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 15 
minutes or until tender. Drain well and return to the pan. Use a potato 
masher or fork to mash until smooth. Transfer the mashed potato to a large 
bowl. Add the garlic and lemon juice and use a wooden spoon to beat until 
well combined. Taste and season with salt.
Use an electric beater to beat the potato mixture, gradually adding the oil 
in a thin steady steam until well combined. Add the egg and beat until thick 
and glossy.
Transfer the skordalia to a serving bowl. Arrange the steamed asparagus and 
radish on a large serving plate and serve immediately with the skordalia.

Notes &amp; tips
Note: Skordalia is a Greek garlic sauce that's traditionally served with 
vegetables and fish. Often made with almonds, this is a regional version 
that uses mashed potato. 


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