Sarah's Knish

Sarah's Knish

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  • Prep

    2 h
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    3 h
sarah
Recipe by  sarah

“Traditional Jewish treat of little golden pastry domes filled with seasoned mashed potatoes and fried onions.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 5 dozen

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Combine potatoes and onions in a large bowl; season with 2 teaspoons of salt, pepper, sugar, and garlic. Mash until smooth; set aside.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, warm water, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Gradually stir in flour. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Divide the dough into thirds and roll each piece out to about 9x13-inches. Slice the rolled dough in half lengthwise, then spread the potato mixture down the center of each strip. Roll each strip around the filling and gently press to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to end with six logs.
  4. Cut each log into 1-inch slices and place cut side down on the prepared baking sheet. Gently press the edges of the dough toward the center of the potato mixture to form a bun. Beat egg yolks and milk together in a small bowl. Brush each knish with the the egg yolk mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.

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Reviews (16)

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sarah
93

sarah

This is my recipe. I just wanted to let people know that the dough in this recipe is not of the flaky pastry variety. This is more of a very thin strudel-like casing. If you are looking for the flaky pastry type dough, you could roll out a thawed puff pastry sheet and use that. :) Oh, and you really don't need 1/4 cup of vegetable oil for the onions...I think that's a typo. Just use enough oil to saute them.

Julia I.
25

Julia I.

Excellent. To see photos of these being prepared, visit my facebook page (look up Izenberg's Catering - in Conshohocken, PA). When there, click on photos and look for them.

ginger
22

ginger

This is an excellent, easy recipe! The filling is simple yet flavorful, and you can easily create variations by adding cheese, meat, or other vegetables. The pastry was easy to handle, cooked well, and tasted delicious. The one problem was that the filling bubbled out the bottom and sides during cooking, so seal them nice and tight, and leave a vent in the top. I will definately be making these again!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (60 total)

  • Calories
  • 80 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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