Potato and Liver Knishes Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: May 11, 2020 Modified: September 1, 2020
Potato and Liver Knishes Recipe

This is a staple in Jewish cooking that appears on many holiday tables. Not only that, but this knish recipe is also a common snack among the Jews. The feeling is a combination of mashed potatoes, liver, and cheese. Tastes just the way your Bubbe made it.

How To Make Potato and Liver Knishes

Dough

  • 2 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oil

Potato Filling

  • 4 potatoes (cooked, mashed)
  • 1 chicken fat (melted)
  • salt
  • pepper (lots of pepper)

Liver Filling

  • ½ lb. beef liver (chopped, broiled)
  • 3 chicken livers (broiled)
  • ½ lb. ground beef (sautéed)
  • ½ cup potato (mashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion (minced, browned)
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Beat egg, oil, and water and add to the flour mixture.
  3. Knead lightly until dough is soft, it will be slightly oily but not sticky.
  4. Cover and set in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Make filling.
  6. For either filing, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  7. Divide dough in half and roll as thin as possible into a rectangle.
  8. Spread the filling on long side of the dough and roll like a jelly roll.
  9. Cut into 1 inch slices.
  10. Pull ends of the dough over the filling and tuck into the knish to form small cakes.
  11. Place on a well- greased baking sheet.
  12. Bake in a 375 degree oven until brown.

How To Make Potato and Liver Knishes

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
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Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oil

Potato Filling

  • 4 potatoes, cooked, mashed
  • 1 chicken fat, melted
  • salt
  • pepper, lots of pepper

Liver Filling

  • ½ lb. beef liver , chopped, broiled
  • 3 chicken livers, broiled
  • ½ lb. ground beef, sautéed
  • ½ cup potato, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, minced, browned
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Beat egg, oil, and water and add to the flour mixture.
  3. Knead lightly until dough is soft, it will be slightly oily but not sticky.
  4. Cover and set in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Make filling.
  6. For either filing, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  7. Divide dough in half and roll as thin as possible into a rectangle.
  8. Spread the filling on long side of the dough and roll like a jelly roll.
  9. Cut into 1 inch slices.
  10. Pull ends of the dough over the filling and tuck into the knish to form small cakes.
  11. Place on a well- greased baking sheet.
  12. Bake in a 375 degree oven until brown.
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