Mini Spinach Potato Knish Appetizer Recipe

Mini Spinach Potato Knish Appetizer

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Baked Mini Spinach Potato Knishes are great little appetizers and the dough can be made ahead




  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and set oven racks in the top and bottom of the oven.
  2. Place potatoes and 2 teaspoons salt in a pot and cover with cold water by an inch. Bring to a boil, then gently boil for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain, mash well, and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat oil and butter (or schmaltz) over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Scrape onions into the bowl of a food processor. (Don’t clean the skillet – you’ll use it for the spinach.) Add eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the onions and pulse several times until the onions are finely chopped. Scrape the onion-egg mixture into the bowl with the potatoes. Add matzoh meal. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet and sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly, until wilted (a minute or two) Add to the potato mixture and stir through. The dough is now ready to make into knishes or, if you’re prepping these ahead, see notes below.
  5. Spray or lightly oil two baking sheet pans. Scoop up a heaping tablespoon of potato mixture, roll it into a ping-pong sized ball, place it on the prepared pan. Repeat until you’ve used up all the potato mixture. You should get about 50 pieces. Push your thumb down on the center of each ball to flatten it slightly and make a depression – similar to how you’d make thumbprint cookies.
  6. Bake knishes for 30 minutes in the top and bottom of the oven, switching the position of the trays half way through. Turn the oven up to broil and let the top tray brown for 2-3 minutes. Remove it and set the other tray on the top shelf and let it brown for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Set knishes out on a platter or serving tray. Dollop a little sour cream in the center of each knish and serve.


PREP THESE AHEAD: After you’ve made the dough (step 4) roll it into a ball, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Let chilled dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before proceeding to step 5.

Nutrition Information: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for the advice of a professional nutritionist.

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