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Potato Knishes ala Raport Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Guff and Vic
Added: Thursday, January 27, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 boxes pastry sheets (Pepperidge Farms)
15.3 oz. box instant mashed potatoes (Hungry Jack)
1.5 bags frozen diced onions (Oreida)
2 Tbsp Schmulz (Empire brand, in the refrigerated area of the Kosher food section) – 7 oz. container, small sour cream container size/shape. Freeze after use for future needs.
Lowery’s seasoning salt, to taste (more than regular salt)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Gently fry onions in schmulz in large stockpot (cooked through, not browned). Add Lowery’s and salt. Let onions cool a bit.
In the same pot with onions in it, Make mashed potatoes per box instructions. Season with Lowery’s, salt, and pepper. Let potatoes cool to the point that they can be handled and won’t melt puffed pastry sheet
Assembly: Materials - 3 people (2 knish makers, 1 schlepper), 2 rolling pins, 2 pastry mats, 4 sheet pans, flour, large ziplock baggies, freezer
Process: Flour the pins and mats to start - and as needed through process.
Break pastry sheet into 3 equal parts along folds. Roll one 1/3 pastry sheet into apprx. 8” x 14” size. Spoon potato onto center of length-wise-rolled-out pastry sheet. Roll similar to a sushi roll (roll pastry around potato) – apprx. 1 – 1 ¼ “ diameter rolls. Pinch/tuck the ends shut.
Using your pinky-led hand as a knife, “score” the roll into 7 equal parts, apprx. 2” each. Using your pinky-led hand as a knife, cut through at each score (your pinky should pinch each end closed).
Turn each of the 7 knishes on its side. Gently push in the top of each knish. Lay each kinish on cookie sheet (not touching each other), gently flattening the bottom of each
Repeat above with other 1/3 pastry sheets
Put cookie sheet into freezer until they set-up (apprx. ½ hour). Put in a freezer bag(s) for future consumption
Bake frozen knishes straight from the freezer in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes - until browned on top (watch knish bottom so they don’t burn). Drizzle brisket au jus over each knish, as desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Apprx. 125 Knishes; serves apprx. 40 (3 knishes each)
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1.5 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I couldn't quite include these in the veggie section given that rendered chicken fat (code name: schmultz) is the secret ingredient that makes these tasty treats simply divine.
These are a blast to make - they take awhile but are well worth the effort, especially given that the recipe makes a year's supply!

 

 

 

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