How To Make Savory Potato & Onion Knishes

How might you turn out badly with these customary potato-filled Jewish baked goods? This flavorful adaptation is loaded up with a great potato filling emphasized via caramelized onions and leeks, cream cheddar, and chives… also some Parmesan cheddar for included profundity. The curve? These marvels are decorated with a sprinkling of crunchy everything bagel besting!

Savory Potato & Onion Knishes


WHO: Asha Loupy is a blogger and recreational creator of knishes in Oakland.

WHAT: A chunk of flaky baked good with an oniony, potato-y focus and an everything bagel-roused sprinkle on top.

HOW: Fill a meagerly moved rich batter with a cream-gooey potato-onion pound. Fold the batter into a log around the filling, curve off bundles of it, sprinkle with salt and seeds, and prepare.

WHY WE LOVE IT: These knishes are the bomb. The batter was a no brainer to assemble and turned out effectively in the wake of hanging in the ice chest for the evening. The filling was great—how might it be able to not be, with potato, cream cheddar, Parmesan, and caramelized onions? We envision they would keep well in the cooler or ice chest, fit to be toasted up on a cool morning

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1/2 cup lukewarm water

For the filling & the everything bagel topping:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large white or yellow onions, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

2 medium leeks, whites only, trimmed, cleaned, and thinly sliced

1/4 cup water, plus one teaspoon

1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled

6 ounces all-natural cream cheese

1 bunch fresh chives, minced (about 1/4 cup)

1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons white or black sesame seeds

1 teaspoon poppy seeds

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

1 large egg, beaten


To make the knish batter, join the flour, heating powder, and salt in an enormous bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together the softened margarine, water, and vinegar. Make a well in the focal point of the dry fixings and pour in the beaten egg and wet fixings. Utilizing a spatula or wooden spoon, delicately mix the blend together until it begins to frame a free mixture.

Spill the mixture out onto a floured surface and manipulate it a few times until the batter meets up (don’t over-ply it or your batter will be intense). Spot the mixture in a perfect bowl, spread with a spotless kitchen towel and let rest for in any event one hour at room temperature. You can likewise make this mixture early, spread the bowl with cling wrap, and let rest for the time being in the cooler.

While the batter is resting, make the knish filling: Melt the spread in an enormous overwhelming bottomed skillet over medium warmth. Include the onions, salt and pepper and mix to join. Decrease the warmth to medium low, spread the dish, and let the onions gradually cook, mixing once in a while until they start to turn translucent and start to breakdown, around 15 to 20 minutes. Reveal the onions and mix in the teaspoon of sugar. Keep on cooking on medium-low warmth, mixing at times, until the onion is caramelized and has turned brilliant earthy colored, about another 15 to 20 minutes.

Mix in the leeks and 1/4 cup water into the caramelized onion blend, spread, and keep on cooking over medium-low warmth until the leeks are delicate, around 10 to 15 minutes. Evacuate the onion and leek blend from the oven and put in a safe spot.

While the onions and leeks are cooking, cook the potatoes. Spot stripped potatoes in a medium pot and spread with cold water. Heat to the point of boiling over medium-high warmth and cook the potatoes until delicate, around 20 minutes. Channel the cooked potatoes well.

In an enormous bowl, squash together the cooked potatoes, saved onion and leek blend, cream cheddar, chives, and the Parmiaigno-Reggiano until consolidated (I like an increasingly natural, chunkier filling, yet in the event that you need a smoother filling, you can utilize put the potatoes through a ricer before joining with different fixings). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the broiler to 350° F while you collect the knishes. To amass: Divide the batter down the middle. On an all around floured surface, shape a large portion of the batter into a square shape and turn out into a meager sheet. It should wind up being about generally around 18 x 8 inches.

With the long side of the square shape confronting you, make around a 1/2-to 2-inch thick log from half of your potato and onion blend on the base of the batter. Roll the topping off in the mixture, making a long log, making a point not to move it excessively close—a little leeway will help your knish not burst open when preparing. You ought to have the option to move it around 2 to multiple times (this will bring about scrumptiously flaky layers in the completed item).

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Utilizing your finger, make spaces over the log each 2 1/2 inches. Tenderly wind the batter at every space (the log will take after connections of wiener). With a sharp blade or batter shaper, cut the mixture at each wind.

To shape the knish, take one of the cut portions, squeeze shut the wound closures, place one of the turned finishes down, and delicately smooth the knish into a squat round. Squeeze the top shut and make a little space in the focal point of the knish—another approach to keep them from tearing open in the broiler. Rehash with the staying cut sections, putting the completed knishes on a material lined heating sheet around 1 inch separated.

Rehash the rolling and amassing process with the staying half of the batter and filling. You should wind up with around 12 to 16 little knishes.

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For the everything bagel besting, combine the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds and dried onion drops in a little bowl. In another little bowl, whisk together the egg and the rest of the teaspoon of water. Brush the head of every knish with the egg wash and sprinkle with the everything bagel blend.

Prepare the knish for 30 to 40 minutes, until they are delicately brilliant on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Gul Sher

Gul Sher is a blogger and food lover. He is working in Food Industry Karachi as Head Cook since 2014. He loves to write about cooking and shares many dishes recipe with food lovers.

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