Nosh on a Knish

December 15, 2010

Knish from Schimmel, lower east side, Manhatta...

Image via Wikipedia

My fiance is from Long Island and my mother is from New York, so we both grew up with a love for Knishes. I was thinking of comfort food to make around the holidays and Knishes popped into my head. Neither one of us had had one in years and we both thought they sounded like just the thing in this kind of weather {15 degrees in Atlanta, that is}.

I found this simple recipe on this site and knew I’d be making these again when Jim scarfed down three in 10 minutes. I’m delivering a couple to my parent’s fridge tomorrow afternoon so they can enjoy for dinner tomorrow night — the Knishes along with the Broccoli and Cheese Soup I made (using broccoli leftover from the Knishes).

I’m excited to experiment with some different fillings later this week. Next up — I’m thinking: Corned Beef Knishes!

Broccoli Knish
Serves 6
Recipe Ingredients:

 
Preheat the oven to 375 degreesIn a bowl combine the potatoes, matzah meal, potato starch, onion, egg whites, pepper and salt and knead together. Divide the dough into 6 balls and flatten each. Divide the broccoli evenly onto each circle, fold over, and press edges to seal.
Generously coat a baking sheet with the cooking spray. Arrange the knishes in a single layer and place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes on each side. Serve hot and with mustards.
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58 Responses to “Nosh on a Knish”


  1. Thank you so much! Every time I get back from New York I keep meaning to find a knish recipe and I can’t wait to try this. If I love this recipe can I reblog this (with exact and perfect citations, of course)?


  2. I have never tried making knishes, though I do enjoy eating them. This looks like a great recipe, I’ll make sure to test it out!


  3. I might try this. My mom was an incredible cook and became a caterer when I was in high school. I’ve made a lot of her dishes, but I have yet to try knishes. Her liver knishes were heavenly.


  4. so um, what time are you coming over to make me food? thanks ;)

    http://dearexgirlfriend.com/

  5. Lushfun Says:

    looks good wish you took pictures after they were done


    • They were gobbled up so quick, I didn’t have time! The pic from Wikipedia is pretty accurate. Will take pics the next time I make them, which looks like will be this wkend. :0)

  6. kmslat Says:

    feel free to make them for me anytime. :)


  7. I must be completely honest- i have never heard of knish? Trying to figure out whether they are like big potato quiche type pies? Look very heart warming though!!

  8. portableking Says:

    thanks you so much for beautiful recipe.

  9. Lilian Says:

    They sounds yummy! Will be trying them soon!

  10. zfarlinda Says:

    nyummmy….. \(^_^)/

    that must be delicious

  11. managermamma Says:

    I’m from Italy and I lived in New York in the 60s and very often I would eat Knishes, I remember especially good ones in Brooklyn, and I’ve been looking for a recipe for years but I didn’t remember the name…I thought they were called Latkes! No wonder I couldn’t find the recipe. Thank you very much for clarifying . Knishes is what I was looking for. I will keep your recipe. Happy Holidays!

  12. Jean Says:

    I’m a lazy bum: instead of making this vegetarin knish (which seems too time consuming), I would have stir fried the broccoli with several things which I’m certain (or is) can be done kosher.

    Ok, but then I’m not Jewish. :)

  13. enjoibeing Says:

    looks delicious gonna have to try this out.

    http://enjoibeing.wordpress.com/

  14. reka Says:

    give me the other please ?
    i’m so interesting !

  15. leahsinger Says:

    I LOVE knishes. I had no idea how easy they were to make though. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to make this Jewish comfort food.


  16. Mmmmm… knishes! Please do post the recipe for corned beef knish – it sounds sublime. Also, perhaps you could clear up what the difference between kinshes and kreplach are. I think the former is baked and the latter boiled, but you’re the expert, so enlighten us! Congrats on being FP!


    • Actually, for the corned beef recipe, all you would do is sub corned beef for broccoli and you’re good to go!

      You are correct re: Kreplach — it is typically boiled and served in a chicken soup. {And Knishes can also be fried…not just baked. But I do try and watch my waistline! ;0}

  17. Joseph Says:

    I’m not much for broccoli but Knishes in general sound interesting…..I don’t think I ever had one…I’ll have to see if I can find other knish recipes on the internet…again since I’m not too fond of broccoli….:-P

    cheese blintzes also sound interesting and I see them in the freezer cases in the organic/natural food section all the time at the supermarket


    • You can fill Knishes with whatever you like (personally, I’m obsessed with broccoli). You can follow this same recipe — but just sub whatever filling you like for broccoli. It can be cheese, veggies — or you can go the plain route. Just don’t forget the mustard!

  18. sunlizhong Says:

    nice dish and i m best cooking iwill try this dish thanks for sharing

  19. gmomj Says:

    Very nice recipe.
    I just visited Atlanta for a family celebration.
    Bar Mitzvah.
    Great place!


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  21. kuby2u Says:

    We love knishes so much, we have them delivered from Yonah Schmillel on the lower east side to Santa Cruz, Ca. Congrats on being freshly pressed! It should happen to me!

  22. auntjamie Says:

    My husband took one look at the picture and had to try them. They were delicious! We will be having these again! Thanks for sharing!


  23. sunlizhong say: nice dish and i m best cooking iwill try this dish thanks for sharing

  24. rsmacaalay Says:

    Wow that is definitely a comfort food!

    Raymund

    http://angsarap.wordpress.com


  25. I had to stop and write because I just love your blog name. I started cracking up (I think my coworkers think I’m crazy!) Can’t wait to try these and hear about the corned beef ones!

  26. pmjwithpms Says:

    Congrats on making Freshly Pressed! I was born in NYC, but have moved away. All I ever say to my mother is what I wouldn’t give for a knish and an egg cream right now! Can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much!

  27. Wordywoman Says:

    Mouth watering!!!!! Can’t wait to make them! When life tanks, you need a knish! Ha-ha!


  28. My mother talks about eating knish but never made it. Sounds like I am going to have to try it. Was it a good match with the Broccoli Cheese Soup?

  29. 4myskin Says:

    Those look tasty! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  30. westwood Says:

    Oh delicious! Recipe yoinked.

  31. lisasub Says:

    just made some delish knishes! thanks for the recipe and inspiration! my boyfriend scoffed them up! happy holidays!

  32. Aaron Says:

    For a second there it looked nasty, but I gave it a second look and opened the whole image and it looks delicious! I never heard of such a food though, maybe I should go out more often!


  33. [...] Nosh on a Knish (via The Hand that Rocks the Ladle) Posted on December 24, 2010 by inislamicworld My fiance is from Long Island and my mother is from New York, so we both grew up with a love for Knishes. I was thinking of comfort food to make around the holidays and Knishes popped into my head. Neither one of us had had one in years and we both thought they sounded like just the thing in this kind of weather {15 degrees in Atlanta, that is}. I found this si … Read More [...]


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  36. Steve Warner Says:

    Ahh… a good Knish, what a treat! There seem to be many different versions of this same food from different cultures all with different names but all with similar ingredients; some kind of dough, mashed potatoes, some veggies, maybe some meat, spices. But alas, the Knish is what I grew up eating. I was born in Michigan but my family move to St. James, Long Island, NY when I was entering 4th grade. I basically grew up there and we used to buy Knish’s at the local delis that were in every town. We’re back in Michigan now, where they serve up something called a Pasty, which is basically the same thing as a knish. It hails from the upper peninsula of Michigan and is a great treat also.

    Thanks for posting your recipe!

    Steve
    http://www.brownroadchronicles.wordpress.com


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