My grandmother is of eastern European Jewish descent so this is a very authentic recipe!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 knishes
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Filling:
Dough:

Directions

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  • Dissolve chicken bouillon in 1 tablespoon water.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions in hot butter until soft, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain and return potatoes to pot.

  • Mash potatoes, onion mixture, 1 egg, garlic, chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper together until potatoes are smooth.

  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl; make a well in the center. Stir oil and 2 eggs into flour mixture. Add 3/4 cup water and beat until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 5 balls.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking sheet.

  • Roll 1 dough ball out on a lightly floured surface into a very thin rectangle. Brush surface of the dough with oil. Place about 5 spoonfuls of the potato mixture in a line on the dough about 2 inches from the long edge. Roll dough around filling. Pinch one end of the roll. Use the edge of your hand to cut dough roll into 5 knishes and pinch the edges of each. Repeat for remaining dough balls and potato filling. Place knishes on prepared baking sheet and brush each knish with oil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and dough is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 26g 8% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterol 24.8mg 8% DV; sodium 130.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2014
I don't remember ever having a knish as an adult maybe I did but cannot remember. This definitely is my first time making them. I wasn't sure what "very thin" really meant so I googled it. Anyone coming after me it really mean paper thin. I know I didn't roll this out thin enough but I think I did okay for a first timer. It seemed the preferred topping on this was spicy mustard so that's what I used. Really tasty.. I liked them both hot and cold Read More
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