Potato Knish

ImagePotato knish is a traditional Jewish treat, and it is essentially a dumpling filled with potatoes. Think mashed potatoes wrapped up in a flaky crust. They are simply to die for; they are the ultimate comfort food. The great thing about these is that I had all the ingredients just lying around, and next time I make these I can’t wait to add more ingredients, like garlic, different cheeses, perhaps chives, bacon (not kosher, I know), or chicken. Enjoy friends – I am positive these will quickly be a family favorite!1512658_10152178620003708_649832880_n

You will need:

7 baked potatoes peeled and diced

2 onions diced

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 teaspoons sea salt

1/3 cup sour cream

1 cup shredded colby jack cheese (any cheese will do)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup of warm water

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups of all purpose flour

1 egg and 1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 375˚ImageChop up 2 whole onions.ImageI used left over baked potatoes so I just had to peel off the skin easily. However if you do not have this you will need to boil and peel your potatoes. ImageAdd your potatoes to your onions in a large mixing bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of salt.ImageAdd your 1 teaspoon of ground pepper.ImagePulse slowly and add 1/3 cup of sour cream.ImageAdd 1 cup of shredded cheese and mix until smooth. Set aside. ImageIn a mixing bowl add 2 eggs. ImageAdd 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. ImageAdd 1 teaspoon of salt. ImageAdd 1 cup of warm water, and mix until eggs are blended. ImageSlowly add 4 cups of flour. ImagePulse until dough comes together. ImagePlace dough on a floured surface. ImageKnead the dough until it forms together into a smooth ball. ImageCut into 3 pieces or 6 pieces, depending on how large you want the knish to be. I made 3 large knish’ but if you want them to be personalized cut the dough into 6 pieces. These are great for freezing too! ImageRoll out dough.ImageSpread out a handful of potato mixture and sprinkle some extra cheese on top.ImageWrap up dough to cover the potato.ImageCup your hands around the dough rounding it out. ImageBeat egg and 1 tablespoon of egg together. ImageCover each knish with egg wash. Bake for 35-45 minutes! ImageImage

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