Knish Recipe

Knish Recipe

Knish Recipe
Potato Knishes

A delicious knish recipe which can be altered for potato, chicken, beef and turkey sausage knishes.

½ cup flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
Pinch of salt


Put half the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in oil with a fork.
Add water and salt and mix until the mixture forms a dough.
Toss on a floured board; work in remaining flour, and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
Roll the dough out on a board as thin as possible.
Pull and stretch it into a long rectangle.
Cut into 3-inch circles. Put a tablespoon of filling, below, on each circle.
Draw the edges of the circle together over filling and pinch together to seal uncooked knish.
Brush with vegetable oil.

Bake on a greased baking sheet at 350º F for about 45 minutes, until dough is well browned.

Traditional Potato Knish Recipe Filling

Mash 5 freshly boiled potatoes and mix with 1/3-cup ground crisp cracklings made with chicken skin. (gribines)

Chicken Knish Filling
Crumble 2 matzos and soak until soft in 1/4-cup chicken gravy or chicken soup. Combine with 1 cup finely chopped chicken. Season well with salt, pepper and cayenne and add enough chicken fat to make a soft mixture.

Mexican-style Knish Recipe Filling

In a 2-quart saucepan, boil 1 quart of water.
Add 1 pound of stewing beef, cover and cook for 2 hours on a low heat.
In the last hour, add 1 package of burrito seasoning mix.
Drain the meat in a colander.
Shred the meat with a fork
Squeeze out as much water as possible from the meat.
Finely dice one medium tomato.
Finely chop 2 tablespoons of pickled jalapeno slices (mild or spicy…your choice)
In a food processor, finely chop one small onion
Mix together the shredded beef, tomatoes, chopped jalapenos and onion.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Italian Knish Filling

Finely chop 2 tablespoons of Italian flat-leaf parsley
Finely mince 3 garlic cloves.
Remove the casings from 1 pound of Italian turkey sausage.
Crumble and brown the meat in a little olive oil.
Stir in 3 Tablespoons of your favorite Italian pasta sauce.
Add the parsley and the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add 1 ½ Tablespoons of seasoned bread crumbs and stir.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

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