Lowfat yonah schimmel knish clone

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 mediums Russet potatoes
2½ tablespoon Low-fat butter
¼ \N Minced onion
3 tablespoons Fat-free chicken; (or vegetable) broth
½ teaspoon Salt; or more to taste
⅛ teaspoon Ground black pepper; or more to taste
\N \N Seasoning blends; chives or pepper flakes to taste (optional)
6 \N Sheets phyllo dough

1. Peel, halve and boil potatoes until tender, 15-20 minutes. Mash in a large bowl.

2. Saute onion in 1½ tablespoons butter until translucent but not brown.

Add to mashed potatoes with broth, salt, pepper and spices. Stir well.

3. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. 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.)

5. Brush melted butter over edges of knish to seal the seams and pressdown onto an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with other knishes. Bake 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. Makes four knishes.

() >Here's a recipe that comes from a challenge issued by the New York Daily News. They wanted to find out if a West Coast boy could duplicate the taste of an authentic New York City knish. But, mind you, not just any knish. This knish comes from one of the oldest knisheries in the Big Apple; a place which also takes pride in the low fat content of its knishes, versus the popular deep-fried variety. When I tasted the famous Yonah Schimmel knish (the first knish I had ever sampled), I realized that not only could a simple clone recipe be created, but that the fat gram count could come in even lower. The Daily News even went so far as to have a lab analyze the fat content of not only the original knish and the clone, but also the fat grams in a street vendor knish and a supermarket knish, just for comparison. The results are listed below. If you'd like to check out the original article that ran in the Daily News,

Per serving: 124 Calories; 1g Fat (9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 297mg Sodium NOTES : Top secret recipes

Recipe by: Top Secret

Posted to EAT-LF Digest by BGL <cyberfun@...> on Feb 4, 1998

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