[Sca-cooks] Zanku Chicken

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Sun Feb 10 07:11:29 PST 2008

I wondered, but never having visited a Zankou chicken restaurant (or eaten Armenian food), I figured it'd take someone who's been there to make connections between the sauce and a recipe.
Sounds absolutely wonderful--I'm definitely in a garlicky mood.
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  From: Heleen Greenwald<mailto:heleen at ptd.net> 
  To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org> 
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:08 AM
  Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Zanku Chicken

  It is a wonderful thick potato/garlic  (VERY garlicy) condiment that  
  you eat on fish/chicken/meat.  Also called Skordelia.  Here is the  

  Skorthalia (Skordalia): Greek Garlic Dip and Sauce

  My older family members would fix this using a mortar and pestle to  
  first degrade the garlic with salt, then add other ingredients to  
  create the purée texture desired. Today, I often use a food processor  
  or hand mixer which makes things a lot easier and takes a lot less  
  time! <i>Skordalia</i> (skorthalia) can also be made with bread, but  
  the potato recipe is more versatile since it can double as garlic  
  mashed potatoes.

  3 tablespoons minced garlic.
  3 or 4 boiled potatoes, mashed. (or 6 slices white bread, crusts  
  removed, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water and squeezed dry.)
  1 cup olive oil.
  1/3 cup white wine vinegar.
  Salt and pepper to taste.

  (Hand method)

  Combine garlic with mashed potatoes or bread in a mortar. Blend to  
  form a soft paste. Add olive oil and vinegar alternately in very  
  small amounts, stirring briskly. Add salt and pepper. Continue to  
  whisk until sauce is thick.

  (Blender or food processor method)

  Place garlic and potatoes or bread in bowl and blend. Add olive oil  
  and vinegar and continue to blend. If too thick, add 1/4 cup cold  
  water. Add salt and pepper. Blend until creamy and thick.

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  On Feb 10, 2008, at 12:26 AM, Susan Fox wrote:

  >> So what is "Zanku Chicken"?
  >> Thanks,
  >>    Stefan
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