When I think of knishes, like most people, I think of New York Jewish deli-style discs of creamy potato or savory meat, enveloped by a flaky crust. Potato knishes are my favorite, because they act as a vehicle for as much good, grainy mustard as I see fit.
Potato knishes are one of those quintessential New York Jewish foods that are hard not to love. And somehow the square, pre-made $1 knishes from street carts are just as delicious as the more carefully prepared homemade kind that are round and stuffed with potato, kasha, spinach and other delights. Or maybe that’s just me.
When you think of great knishes, your mind’s eye probably wanders to the streets of NYC’s Lower East Side, right? Old-school, round knishes stuffed to the brim with potato and kasha. Or maybe you think of those equally New York-centric square knishes, sold from hot dog carts for $1, with a crispy outside and creamy potato-y inside.
The Super Bowl is a week away, so the men in my life tell me. I am not much for subscribing to traditional gender roles, but I admit freely: I hate football. But I do love cooking up snacks for football-viewing especially spicy chicken wings and beef-stuffed knishes.