So, the great part about the fact that I made this dish is that it was one of the first things I ever pinned when I got Pinterest early last year, and my exact post was this: "potato knish... looks hard but amazing." I have been thinking about the knishes every since. To be honest, I had never heard of them up until then, but they looked perfect: little round balls of pastry stuffed with potato. Pastry? Potatoes? Yes please. But of course to make the dough, the filling, and then put the knishes together, there were a lot of steps listed, and I wasn't brave enough to tackle these guys last year. However, last weekend, the time had come.
The blog I got the recipe from, Smitten Kitchen, was genius enough to list two different kind of knishes: the traditional, stuffed with russet potatoes and caramelized onions, and then her own crazy wonderful concoction of red bliss potatoes mashed with cream cheese, leeks and kale. I was totally unable to choose between the two, so I decided to make a double recipe of the dough and try each kind of filling.
|Doesn't it look like wrapping candy?|
|Ready to bake!|