Monday, January 26, 2009


Savoury turn-overs, sort of. Little hot squares.

Note: this is a modified version of a recipe first posted here:


Two cups plain flour.
Quarter cup water.
Four Tbs cooking oil or schmaltz.
A little water, added as needed.
Two eggs.
A pinch of salt.

In a steel bowl klop and klots di eyer with the oil (or schmaltz), plus alittle water. Mix in the flour, adding more as needed and knead till you have a smooth dough, just barely tacky. Do not overwork the dough! You don’t want a tough crust.
Ball it, cover, and let it rest for about half an hour.

One cup coarse mashed potatoes.
One onion, chopped.
One Tablespoon cooking oil.
Plenty of salt and pepper.
Chopped parsley.

In a frypan sauté the onion golden.
Mix the potato-mash, gilded onion, parsley, salt and pepper together. Adjust taste. A pinch nutmeg is good to add, but isn’t customary.

On a greased or floured surface roll out dough to a rectangle about ten by twenty inches, cut in half lengthwise, then cut each length of dough across into four.

Place a portion of the filling on each square, flatten it, and fold each square of dough over, taking the corners and pulling them over the filling to join in the center. A bit of whapping and tweaking to get nice square shapes is all it takes, if there’s a little dough flapping extra per knish, trim it with a paring knife. Or simply do as if making apple turnovers – who says you have to be perfect? Brush a little butter on top.
Bake thirty to forty minutes in the oven at 375 degrees (preheated) till nice.

It is also a good idea to finish them by frying.

Probably groisse heresy to mention that I eat mine with a dollop of chili-paste on the side.

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