My grandmother is of eastern European Jewish descent so this is a very authentic recipe!
Original recipe makes 25 knishes
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, diced
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for brushing, or as needed
1 hr 20 mins
- Dissolve chicken bouillon in 1 tablespoon water.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions in hot butter until soft, 7 to 10 minutes.
- Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain and return potatoes to pot.
- Mash potatoes, onion mixture, 1 egg, garlic, chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper together until potatoes are smooth.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl; make a well in the center. Stir oil and 2 eggs into flour mixture. Add 3/4 cup water and beat until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 5 balls.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking sheet.
- Roll 1 dough ball out on a lightly floured surface into a very thin rectangle. Brush surface of the dough with oil. Place about 5 spoonfuls of the potato mixture in a line on the dough about 2 inches from the long edge. Roll dough around filling. Pinch one end of the roll. Use the edge of your hand to cut dough roll into 5 knishes and pinch the edges of each. Repeat for remaining dough balls and potato filling. Place knishes on prepared baking sheet and brush each knish with oil.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and dough is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Calories: 192 kcal
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Cholesterol: 28 mg
Fat: 8.1 g
Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 131 mg