Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Mini Potato Knishes

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With Passover coming up soon, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite frugal Passover recipes in the next few weeks.

Here's a kosher for Passover version of potato knishes.   Knishes usually consist of a filling, like potatoes, covered in a dough, then fried or baked.  But for Passover, instead of using a dough, I put matzah meal directly into the filling, then bake.  It's like a potato dumpling - and very yummy!

I got this recipe from somewhere on the pre-Web Internet back in 1995.  I'm guessing it was from a Usenet group, though the printout I have doesn't show which group.  I've made it a bunch of times during Passover as well as other times throughout the year, and it's always delicious.


1 onion, chopped finely
1 tbsp butter
3 cups mashed potatoes (from 2-3 large russet potatoes)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tbsp margarine
1 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup matzo meal
1 tbsp oil for baking sheet1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a saute pan, saute the onion in margarine over medium-high heat until browned.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the mashed potatoes, slightly beaten eggs, margarine, salt, pepper, and matzo meal.  Mix in the sauteed onions.  Grease the baking sheet with the 1 tbsp oil.

Take a teaspoon-sized portion of the mixture and form into a ball.  Place it on the baking sheet and flatten slightly.  Repeat until all of the mixture has been formed into balls.

Brush the knishes with the diluted egg yolk.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until well browned.

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judee April 6, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

I love the idea of little mini knishes. This week I posted an easy but fabulous appple dessert made with almond flour.

Anonymous,  April 6, 2011 at 11:45 PM  

Thanks a lot for hosting. I just shared my not oh so famniliar combination of cookie

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free April 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM  

Hi Laura,
Potato dumplings in the oven sound delicious!
Here is my favorite way to serve asparagus -- spring asparagus is a bargain! From scratch, it's economical, healthy and still elegant. Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Garlic and Parsley is also easy to fix. It can be on the table in 15-20 minutes, start to finish.

Lisa April 7, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

I really enjoy your blog! You do a great job! Maybe next week I will have a frugal recipe to share.

Kelly April 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

My Homemade Flour Tortillas are a great frugal recipe, and would go great with last week's quesadillas. Thanks for hosting!

Denise April 7, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

Hi! Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing my EASY & TASTY Black Bean Corn Salsa this week. Have a great weekend!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen

Cheerful April 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM  

sounds delicious, thanks for sharing your recipe! potatoes is one kind of vegetables that we always have! anyway, please visit me and get your slice of almond chocolate cake! happy Friday! :)

Miz Helen April 7, 2011 at 2:35 PM  

Your Potato Knishes look great, they would just be delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Red Couch Recipes April 7, 2011 at 10:14 PM  

This does sound like a delicious recipe. I just love the name of Knish too! Joni

Candi April 8, 2011 at 8:27 AM  

What an easy recipe! And it looks pretty healthy too! I'd love for you to share your recipe at Figure Friendly Friday!

Anonymous,  April 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

OHHH - I love a good knish! These are the perfect size!!
Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

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Lisa April 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

These sound fabulous and I haven't had a knish since I was little! My grandma has been asking me what food I want her to make me and this is the perfect thing!

a moderate life April 8, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

Hi Laura! I wanted to thank you very much for putting the Hearth and Soul Hop in your side bar linky blog roll. It was very kind of you! I am linking up a recipe I made to use up some left over ham and pasta and it came out great! Thus ham and pasta pie was born! All the best for a great weekend! Alex

Unknown April 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM  

great knish recipe...and so easy! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

HaleyLeann April 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

Yummy! I love all things potato! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

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