A. The Greek Dips
The Greeks love to have some dips for starters or even before starters such as taramosalata, meltzanosalata, tzatziki or tahini as they prepare the palate for what is to follow. Although most of these dips are available at supermarkets, they can't equal the homemade ones. Besides they are so easy to make as you can combine all ingredients together in the food processor.
B. Today's Recipe
Taramosalata - Fish-Roe Salad
for 5-6 servings
1 kilo (2 lbs 4 oz) peeled potatoes
300 gr fish-roe
1/2 teacup olive oil
the juice of two lemons
1 small onion finely chopped or grated
a few black olives
1. Boil and drain the potatoes.
2. When they are cold enough to handle peel them and mash them in the food processor.
3. While the food processor is working add the fish-roe,the grated onion and blend the ingredients for about 10 minutes gradually adding the olive oil and lemon juice altarnatively.
4. Decorate with some black olives, if you like, and serve the taramolasalata as a dip with starters and hot pita bread.
Source: The Best Traditional Recipes of Greek Cooking ( Editions Haitalis)