This post today is about something I have only made a couple times in my life: potato knishes. It’s been 2 years ago since I last made them, you can see that post here. I don’t know why I don’t make them more often, they’re so tasty.
A knish is a potato (but can be meat) filling wrapped in a pastry and baked. These ones had mashed potato and onion filling. They are super simple with seasoning but that’s part of what makes them so good. Sometimes you don’t need fancy ingredients to make something turn out well.
For the dough, I used recipe from Joe Pastry (link here). It was a very simple dough to make which I liked. The only issue I had was that it was a little oily when I took it out of the bowl after it had rested. But it did roll out nicely so that made me happy.
For the filling, I followed a recipe from Allrecipes (link here). This recipe said how to make both the filling and the dough but I only used its filling. It was a simple mashed potato and sauteed onions mixture, seasoned with salt and pepper. It also called for some sugar, but I omitted that. Make sure you taste the filling before rolling it in the dough because the worst thing would be to have a bland potato filling.
They turned out pretty well. The dough got a little flaky and it was very tender. It didn’t get super crispy but it was still pleasant to eat. Even though they are on the more rustic side with looks, I am happy with the result.