The Knish has a long and storied history that dates back centuries. Originating in Eastern Europe, the Knish is a type of pastry that is filled with potatoes, cheese, or other savory ingredients. It is believed to have originated in the Jewish communities of Belarus and Lithuania, and it has since become popular all over the world.
The first written record of the Knish dates back to the 17th century, when it was described in a cookbook called “The Art of Jewish Cookery” by Menahem ben Yehuda. In this book, he wrote about the preparation of a pastry filled with mashed potatoes and onions, wrapped in dough and fried or baked.
The Knish has since become popular in many other countries, and it is now a staple of Jewish cuisine in the United States and Canada. It can be made with a variety of fillings and ingredients, from mashed potatoes and cheese to sauerkraut and mushrooms.
Making great Knishes in your own kitchen is surprisingly easy. Here is a recipe for four servings:
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 cup grated cheese (your choice)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Frying pan
- Baking sheet
- In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, grated cheese, butter, salt, and pepper until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and egg until combined.
- Add the potato mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until combined.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a thin circle.
- Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of each circle. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, pressing them together to form a pocket.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Carefully place the Knishes in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- Transfer the Knishes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve the Knishes warm with a dollop of sour cream and fresh herbs. Enjoy!
With this recipe, you can make delicious Knishes in your own kitchen in no time. They are perfect for a quick snack or a light meal, and they make an excellent side dish for any meal. Enjoy!
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