New York City Knish

Recipe by Nat Da Brat
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Peel, halve and boil potatoes until tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • Mash in a large bowl.
  • Sauté onion in 1 1/2 tablespoons butter until translucent but not brown.
  • Add to mashed potatoes with broth, salt, pepper and spices.
  • Stir well.
  • Melt remaining tablespoon of butter.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Layer 3 sheets of phyllo dough and cut in half.
  • Repeat with remaining 3 sheets.
  • Spoon 1 cup of potato mixture on each section of phyllo, mold into a large ball and position off-center at one end of strip of dough.
  • Roll ball along the length of phyllo, folding dough over bottom of filling and leaving some filling poking through the top.
  • (Trim and discard excess dough.) Brush melted butter over edges of knish to seal the seams and press down onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Repeat with other knishes.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Makes four knishes.