Easy Potato Knishes

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Recipe by mandabears

This is another MIA recipe that I found after several decades. I made these for Stephanie's Bat Mitzvah reception and now she is a Mommy with 3 children. They are easy to make because the dough is refrigerated flaky biscuits separated into layers and the mashed potatoes are made from instant potato flakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 onions, large, diced
  • 3 -4 tablespoons schmaltz or 3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 18 black pepper, ground
  • 2 cups water, boiling
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages Pillsbury Golden Layers refrigerated flaky original biscuits


  1. Saute onion in chicken schmaltz or vegetable oil until lightly browned.
  2. Combine all ingredients except biscuits and mix well, the mixture should be the texture of stiff mashed potatoes.
  3. Separate biscuits into layers.
  4. Place 1/2 teaspoon of mashed potato mixture in center of biscuit layer and roll up, I bring the outside edges up into the center instead.
  5. Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with Pam.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.
  7. Can be frozen before baking.

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